2018 Advent Reflections

​​​​​​​‘The Art of Advent’ by Jane Williams is The Archbishop of York's Advent book for 2018 - a brilliant foundation for parish & small group discussions both during Advent & throughout the year.

Illustrated in full colour with nearly forty famous and lesser-known masterpieces of Western art, this book will lead you into a deeply prayerful response to all that the paintings convey to the discerning eye. There is a painting and reflection for each day from Advent Sunday to Epiphany.

Published by SPCK - ISBN: 9780281071692 - the book is available to buy both online and in bookshops.

Extracts and a short prayer for each day will be available here from Saturday 1 December 

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    Day 37: Epiphany

    06/01/2019

    There is no 'typical' Christian, all are invited to the table

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    Day 36: Saturday 5 January

    05/01/2019

    The 'epiphany' moment

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    Day 35: Friday 4 January

    04/01/2019

    The sombre note sounds throughout this season

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    Day 34: Thursday 3 January

    03/01/2019

    Who or what affirms you as a beloved child of God?

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    Day 33: Wednesday 2 January

    02/01/2019

    Where has the 'problem of evil' touched your life?

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    Day 32: Tuesday 1 January

    01/01/2019

    Who are the people in your life to whom you long to present Jesus?

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    Day 31: Monday 31 December 2018

    31/12/2018

    We are called to unity with Jesus so that he can share our lives and we can share his

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    Day 30: Sunday 30 December

    30/12/2018

    In Jesus Christ, we have a common humanity

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    Day 29: Saturday 29 December

    29/12/2018

    The birth of Jesus is for all, not just for the insiders

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    Day 28: Friday 28 December

    28/12/2018

    Do you feel you have a personal relationship with God?