Join award-winning teacher and world-renowned liturgical theologian Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, in exploring the richness of one of the most vital liturgical seasons: Advent. This is an excellent resource for parishes and it can be used in study groups.
Advent is a season of expectation for the final coming of the Lord and for the annual celebration of his birth at Christmas. This series is designed to capture the spirit of Advent through its liturgical prayers, scripture readings, music, and poetry. Explore the three great figures of Advent: The Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, and the Prophet Isaiah. One presentation focuses entirely on the two great Marian feasts of Advent: the Immaculate Conception (December 8) and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas (December 12).
This course encourages you to reflect on Christian hope as well as on the timeless messages preached by John the Baptist and by the prophets of the Old Testament. The final week of Advent, with its "O Antiphons," inspires the ardent prayer: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."
You will gain a newfound appreciation for the beautiful liturgical season of Advent.