In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” – … Continue reading Advent, Day 2 – the space between beings
Arrived on solemn grandeur of great wings, the angelic ambassador, standing or hovering, whom she acknowledges, a guest. But we are told of meek obedience. No one mentions courage. The engendering Spirit did not enter her without consent. God waited. (from Annunciation, by Denise Levertov) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent … Continue reading Advent, Day 1 – annunciation as encounter
Visual Devotions for the first week of Advent, 2019 Advent is a beginning. It is the start of a new Christian liturgical year, and a time focused on expectation, waiting, preparation, and hope. “Advent,” which means “coming,” focuses not only on the coming of God into the world in Jesus (the first coming) but also … Continue reading ANNUNCIATION: Hail!