The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD

Friday, December 25 Psalms 2, 85; Micah 4:1-5; 5:2-4; John 3:31-36   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD Advent Meditation “The Word became flesh and lived among us.” John 1:14 Surely even twenty eight days of waiting cannot fully prepare us for the wonder that … read more

Thursday, December 24

Thursday, December 24 Psalm 89:1-29; Isaiah 59:15b-21; Matthew 1:18-25   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Dr. Scott Bader-Saye Advent Meditation If I’m being perfectly honest, as a child I found Christmas Eve more exciting than Christmas Day. Grandparents would arrive with a car full of presents, wrapped, hidden, bearing promise more […]

The Rev. Stephen Kidd

Wednesday, December 23 Psalm 72; 2 Samuel 7:1-17; Luke 1:39-48a (48b-56)   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: The Rev. Stephen Kidd Advent Meditation Who is your Elizabeth? Who is the person (or people) you call immediately when big news is brewing? I love the image of Mary, fresh from her encounter […]

Dr. Stephanie Ramirez

Tuesday, December 22 Psalms 61,62; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 1:1-25   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Dr. Stephanie Ramirez Advent Meditation As a counselor I’ve always been told to “trust the process” with clients. This phrase is used in the context when a counselor feels that there isn’t movement or change happening […]

The Rt. Rev. Dena A. Harrison

Monday, December 21 Psalm 27; Isaiah 43:8-13; John 14:1-7   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: The Rt. Rev. Dena A. Harrison Advent Meditation  In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? […]

Dr. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski

Sunday, December 20 Psalms 24, 29; Genesis 3:8-15; John 3:16-21   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Dr. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski Advent Meditation The collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent asks God to purify our conscience as we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ that we might find a mansion within […]

Thomas Temperli

Saturday, December 19 Psalm 55; Zechariah 8:9-17; Matthew 25:31-46   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Thomas Temperli Advent Meditation Any sane person would be wise to avoid falling over the cliffs of anguish, the terrors of death, horror and trembling. On the road of life, starvation, estrangement, nakedness and imprisonment blink […]

Dr. Steve Bishop

Friday, December 18 Psalms 40, 54; Zechariah 7:8-8:8; Matthew 25:14-30   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Dr. Steve Bishop Advent Meditation The season of Advent feels, to me, like a homecoming.  The joyful anticipation that is marked by the deliberate progression toward the announcement of Christ’s birth fills the weeks leading […]

Benjamin Griffin

Thursday,  December 17 Psalm 50; Zechariah 4:1-14; Matthew 25:1-13   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Benjamin Griffin Advent Meditation Advent is a time for patience. Amidst the busy holiday rabble, preparing for family and festivities, it is easy to be found at our wits end. Even within our Advent contemplation, we […]

The Rev. Lisa P. Mason

Wednesday, December 16 Psalm 119:49-72; Zechariah 3:1-10; Matthew 24:45-51   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: The Rev. Lisa P. Mason Advent Meditation Every Advent, I reflect daily on how I am living out my Baptismal Covenant. Am I living my life patterned after the life of Christ both individually and as […]