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Archbishop Launches His Own Advent Calendar for Christmas

Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

Tuesday 30th November 2010

The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu is to post 24 messages online in preparation for the birthday of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.

His online calendar will reveal a new message every day and this will include prayer, reflection, music, food, presents and the joy of Christmas.

The Archbishop said: "Advent is a time of hope and excitement, as we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus. God so loved the world that he sent his Son to be born as a baby and to live among us. That's what we're looking forward to during Advent. Love came down at Christmas. And that amazing gift demands a wholehearted response from us. I hope people will join me during Advent to reflect on what Christmas means to us as we approach this very important day"

A message will be added daily from 1 December to 24 December.

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