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 11: Tuesday 11 December

    11/12/2018

    Above all the people we walk with through Advent, there is Mary

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    Day 10: Monday 10 December

    10/12/2018

    Who has taught you most about the character of God?

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    Day 9: Sunday 9 December

    09/12/2018

    What can we do to point the way to Jesus?

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    Day 8: Saturday 8 December

    08/12/2018

    God is God and God is for us

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    Day 7: Friday 7 December

    07/12/2018

    God is faithful and to be trusted

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    Day 6: Thursday 6 December

    06/12/2018

    Jesus tells several stories about people searching for lost things.

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    Day 5: Wednesday 5 December

    05/12/2018

    Do you think that a description of hell as self-obsessed isolation rings true?

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    Day 4: Tuesday 4 December

    04/12/2018

    What are your 'besetting' sins, the ones you find hardest to overcome?

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    Day 3: Monday 3 December

    03/12/2018

    Advent is not only a time of expectant looking forward

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    Day 2: Advent Sunday

    02/12/2018

    John's Gospel opens with God's perspective, starting before time...