Meditations for Advent; Preparing for Christ’s Birth
The author of the popular Meditations for Great Lent takes us through the hymnography, scripture readings, and iconography for the forty days leading up to the Nativity of Christ, showing how a full understanding of the Incarnation can enrich our spiritual lives.
Having thoroughly enjoyed Meditations for Great Lent, I was eagerly looking forward to the second volume in Fr. Vassilios’ Meditations series, and it did not disappoint. Delving into the depths of Holy Scripture and the Church’s liturgical and iconographic tradition, the author takes us through the 40 day period leading up to Christmas, bringing to light the hidden gems of spiritual wisdom that characterise the often-overlooked Advent period. As I have come to expect from this author, the style is simple, to the point, but without being patronising or dumbed-down. As such, while this book analyses relevant Biblical and liturgical texts in greater detail than the first volume, it manages to do this without being heavy, convoluted or difficult to read.
Being a pocket book, it fits easily into your jacket pocket and can be read anywhere.