Advent and Nativity Resources

"For God is with us"
(Isaiah 8:10)

The Season of Advent in the Orthodox Church runs from November 15 through December 24 and is a period of fasting and reflective preparation for the Incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

In the Beginning: Reflections on the Nativity Fast  

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Our Journey to Bethlehem

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"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. ‘Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.’"
(Isaiah 7:14)

 

 

 

 

"A voice cries, 'in the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.'"
(Isaiah 40:3)

Fast days and periods have been established by the Church throughout the year to help us direct our hearts and minds towards the life of prayer and worship, spiritual needs, and the condition of our souls and relationship with God. 

 

The Disconnected Cross: Philanthropy and Almsgiving  

Almsgiving plays an indispensable role in spiritual growth  »

Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker  

Learn about the Life of the Saint  »

 

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined."
(Isaiah 9:2)

 

 

"Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."
(Luke 2:15)

How will you prepare yourself and your home to approach our Lord's incarnation?