As the Season of Advent gets underway, the global digital advent calendar AdventWord is once more seeking to engage Anglicans with a series of online interactive reflections. Originally developed by the Society of St John the Evangelist with the support of the Anglican Communion Office, AdventWord is now produced by Virginia Theological Seminary and seeks to engage participants in online reflections.
Each day during Advent, participants will receive a daily reflection on the theme for the day. They are then encouraged to think and pray about the theme before sharing their own reflection, which could be an image or a “meaningful reflection”; and then share it to social media using the #AdventWord hashtag and the hashtag of the daily theme.
To encourage creativity, the organisers have this year published the full list of daily themes in advance of Advent.
Many of the daily reflection authors are from the US-based Episcopal Church, including its Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. But others are drawn from around the world, including Canon Rosemary Mbongo from the Anglican Church of Kenya, Anne Fredericks Cooper from the Diocese of Liberia, Susan Lukens, from St George’s College in Jerusalem, and Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons in the UK Parliament.
- Click here to find out more and to sign up for AdventWord