Advent and Christmas 2014: reflections from Ekklesia

By Press Office
December 22, 2014

Advent is a time of waiting and expectation, as the possibility of revelation and revolution slowly dawns – the birth of a new era in Christ, challenging the religious, social and political assumptions of the governing empire.

God’s realm is one where the status quo is turned on its head: the first end up last, the last come first. A divine reversal. Our reflections for 2014 reflect the theme of AlterNATIVITY. In the attached file you will find a biblical reading, short thought and action/prayer for each day through to Christmas.

In the second section are four meditations for each of the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Day in the Western tradition (God’s alternative, God’s invitation, God’s surprise, God’s peace and God’s birth).

Greetings, too, to those who follow the Eastern calendar, to searchers, sceptics and believers alike… all who puzzle over the appearance of Jesus and what it might mean in a complex, contemporary world.

* The full Advent and Christmas resources can be read and downloaded (*.PDF Adobe Acrobat document) here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/sites/ekklesia.co.uk/files/advent_calendar_ref...

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