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Diocesan Advent Series: Wrestling with Revelation

The Rev. adwoa Wilson, the Green Mountain Online Abbey‘s new vicar for discipleship and formation, will offer a series focused on the Book of Revelation during Advent.

“Why the Book of Revelation? Well, before Advent was relegated to its stature as a pre-Christmas opening act, it was for the church a precious season of promise that Christ would come again to complete what he started,” Wilson says.

Every Thursday in Advent, December 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., people from across the diocese will gather virtually through the Green Mountain Abbey for prayer, discussion, and fellowship. The online gatherings will begin with the Order for Evening from the Book of Common Prayer, a reading from Revelation and small covenanted conversations (groups that stay together all four weeks to get to know each other more deeply). Those considering the Thursday gatherings are asked to attend every gathering so that the small groups can grow together over time.

“It will be a great way to journey with this text, give voice to our deep longing for God’s reign of love, and get to know others across the diocese,” Wilson says.

Please RSVP to attend the online gatherings by emailing the Rev. adwoa Wilson at adwoa@stmichaelsvermont.org.

Download a bulletin insert.

Diocesan Advent Devotional Booklet

In addition to the weekly Advent formation series, Wilson will lead the creation of a diocesan Advent devotional booklet for parishes and individuals. “In it, many voices from across the diocese will be represented as they wrestle with the hope and discomfort of Revelation,” Wilson says.

Download the Advent devotional booklet.

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