Tell Out My Soul - An Advent Calendar
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The title of this Advent Calendar is the name of a much loved hymn, whose first line rings out, "Tell out, my soul the greatness of the Lord." The hymn is a paraphrase of Mary's Magnificat--the song Mary sings during her visit with her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth is about to give birth to John the Baptist, and Mary to Jesus. They rejoice together at the surprising new life stirring within them. The song is a promise of God setting the world right side up again (Luke 1:39-55).
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For small groups
If you have a small group that would like to gather during Advent, this calendar can serve as a prompt to tell your own stories. Each week, you can reflect on the questions posed by the lectionary reading to tell stories and discuss what resonated for you in the stories offered in the daily emails.
About the contributors
The contributors to this year's calendar are lay people from all over the diocese. They reflect our diversity and the multiplicity of ways that God can meet us in the ordinary and often unsung moments of our lives.
More Advent Resources
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