Sermon at the close of Advent, by Asst. Curate Revd Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer, delivered at the Sung Communion service on Sunday 23rd December 2018 (Fourth Sunday of Advent).
….. Advent is a time of anticipation, a time to get ready for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Traditionally, Advent is a season of fasting, like Lent; a time when we clean out and renew our spiritual cupboards. Like Lent, the liturgical colour for Advent is purple, a colour of mourning and reflection, which is replaced in a glorious flash of white at Christmas, when we celebrate the saving light, brought to us by Jesus’ birth.
Readings: Micah 5 2-5a; Hebrews 10 5-10; Luke 1 39-45 (46-55)