“The Light Of Life” preface and 1st segment — Advent

The Light Of Life A Story in Seasonal Segments Written by Nathan Johnsey   “The Light Of Life” follows the story of a certain biblical character who, upon his death, was given a very unique and special gift from God. It narrates a single, overarching story divided into “bite-sized” segments. Each segment is inspired by [...]

By | December 16th, 2020|Advent, Liturgical Calendar, The Light Of Life|0 Comments

Advent Week 2 Readings

The 2nd Sunday of Advent highlights the theme of Peace. Here are the lectionary readings for 2nd Advent: Isaiah 40:1-10 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 (in case you missed them, this is the last of 3 posts today, so be sure to check out the other ones as well. A video tour [...]

By | December 6th, 2020|Advent, Liturgical Calendar|0 Comments

St. Nicholas Day – Dec. 6th

December 6th is the Feast Day for St. Nicholas. The image here is a 13th-century icon from the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai (Egypt). Nicholas of Myra (270-343) was the Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). As with many saints of antiquity, little is known about his life and many legends have developed [...]

By | December 6th, 2020|Advent, Liturgical Calendar|0 Comments

Advent Brochure and Week 1 Readings

Today (Nov. 29th, 2020) is "New Year's Day" for the Christian Liturgical Year, since as the 4th Sunday before Christmas it launches the season of Advent. Advent (coming) is the season of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ that we celebrate at Christmas. It also looks toward Christ's second coming at the end times. [...]

By | November 29th, 2020|Advent, Liturgical Calendar|0 Comments

Format and Flow of the Liturgical Calendar Exhibit

The Metzger Collection's 2020-2021 feature exhibit is "The Liturgical Calendar: A Journey Through the Christian Year" The exhibit features artwork, symbols, and objects that explore the meaning, rhythms, and narratives of each season of the Liturgical Year. The exhibit will shift through 5 Seasons: Advent & Christmas: November 25 to December 30, 2020 Epiphany & [...]

By | November 25th, 2020|Liturgical Calendar|0 Comments