As we prepare for the coming of Christ, it's a great time to reflect on the beauty of the season. Here are 10 videos that might help.
We hope you find a new favourite!
1. Pope Benedict XVI on Advent
Food for thought that’s short, simple, and sweet.
2. Away in a Manger: The Christmas Story Told Through the Eyes of Children
If you have a little more time, check out this whimsical S+L production featuring children from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.
3. Ted Yoder performs “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
Two words: hammered dulcimer. This ethereal piece is a treat for the ears.
4. In The Beginning: The Word
Deacon Pedro and Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich discuss how understanding Judaism can enrich our experience of Advent.
5. “Savior of the World” by the VIGIL Project
Advent is definitely a season when it’s worth seeking out some new tunes, like this one.
6. Advent Reflections with Fr. Stephen Denk7. The Word Made Flesh: Remembering Mary
A series of Advent reflections featuring then-Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto (now Archbishop of Calgary) William McGrattan.
8. “Bethlehemian Rhapsody”
Who says laughter isn’t beautiful? Check out the funniest piece on this list.
9. From Manger to Canvas
Reflect on how art can inform our Advent and Christmas season in this series of shorts with Fr. Eric Nicolai.
10. Advent Carol Service from Trinity College Cambridge.
Majestic and soaring, this service of readings and hymns in the Anglican tradition starts in darkness, slowly giving way to candlelight. The choir is angelic.
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