Advent Resources

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Advent Resources

By Rebecca Taylor

We have compiled the following resources to help guide you through the season of Advent. We pray they will be a blessing as you seek to hear the voice calling in the wilderness, proclaiming the coming Savior.


Prayers and Poems

Christmas Prayer by Mother Teresa

Advent Calendar by Rowan Williams

Christmas Prayer by Henri Nowen

O Sapientia by Malcolm Guite

Prepare by Jan Richardson 

Drawing Near by Jan Richardson

An Advent poem by Walter Bruggemann

A Celtic prayer leading up to Christmas:

Watch and pray:

the Lord shall come.

Those who are longing

await his appearing.

Those who listen

away His Cry.


A Prayer Before a Christmas Crib by David Adam

Advent Examen


Blog Posts

What on Earth are the O Antiphons 

Advent Begins in the Dark

Once More, Jesus Was Not Born In A Stable

Advent Wreath/Candles

How to Add St. Nicholas Day

Is the Season of Advent a Fast?



Advent – Trinity Music & Marty Reardon

Midwinter Carols Vol 2 – Joel Clarkson

Advent to Christmas – Page CXVI

Advent at Ephesus – Benedictines of Mary

Trinity Music Spotify Playlist

Sacred Ordinary Days Spotify Playlist

Christmas Songs – Fernando Ortega

A Worship Initiative Christmas – Shane & Shane

The Light Came Down – Josh Garrels


Podcasts and Videos

Rowan Williams on Advent

Sally Clarkson with Malcolm Guite – Keeping Advent: Hope For a A Dark World 

Joy Clarkson – Advent Week One

Word & Table – Advent

The God of Surprises


Books (All books are linked to Amazon for ease, but we encourage you to shop your local book stores and other book sellers as well.)

The Art of Advent: A Painting a Day from Advent to Epiphany by Jane Williams

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas 

Waiting on the Word: A poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany by Malcolm Guite

God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas

Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge

Through the Advent Door: Entering a Contemplative Christmas by Jan Richardson 

Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent by Walter Bruggemann

Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent by Enuma Okoro

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas: An Austin Family Story by Madeleine L’Engle

I Saw Three Ships by Elizabeth Goudge



Mary Consoles Eve

Hubble Space Advent Calendar

Jessie Tree Ornaments

O Antiphons Ornaments

Celebrate Advent with the Jesus Storybook Bible

Twenty-Five Days to Handel’s Messiah: An Advent Devotional Guide

How to Celebrate a Traditional Advent Season

Living the Magnificat

Phaedra Taylor, Advent

Phaedra Taylor, Annunciation

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