An Advent Blessing

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Composed by Michael Joncas and Alan Hommerding, here's the sung Advent blessing and dismissal I'm using at our live streamed masses on Sunday mornings.  The Advent flavor is supplied in the second part of the blessing:
May the blessing of Christ whose coming we celebrate, 
whose Advent we await, 
be upon you.

Especially appealing here is the fine articulation of Advent's true spirit.  All through the year we praise the Lord whose coming we celebrate every day.  Yet we are also the people who live in expectation of the Lord's coming again, the Lord whose Advent (coming) we await.  The phrasing here reminds us that Advent is not only a season, it's also an event whose fulfillment is yet to come.

The same audio widget will remain at the top of the sidebar through the Advent season.


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