Advent Reflections and Advent Vigils

Embrace the Middle East

Advent Reflections

Our theme this year is The Light Bearers. Using readings set for the Advent season, our weekly emails will focus on how we can reflect the love, peace and light of God in the midst of violence and darkness. We will look forward to the coming of Immanuel, God with us, remembering that the Christmas story is about the presence of God even in the midst of violence.  Two thousand years ago, Jesus was born in a land under occupation and to a family who then had to flee the threat of bloodshed. He was the light in the darkness. 

Advent Vigils

Our Advent Vigils will be held via Zoom at 7pm on Monday 4th, 11th and 18th of December. The Zoom link for each vigil will be included in your Advent Reflection email. 

Each week we will meet for 45 minutes to pray together and reflect on the word of God. We will be joined by our Middle Eastern Christian partners to hear from them on how we can best pray to help their situation. And we will spend time in quiet prayer together.  

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