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    Symbols of the Season

    Dec 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM


    Our prayer for you this Christmas Day.

    May the deep meaningsymbolized in the green boughs of the season

    Cause us to celebrate the promise of new life—a sign ofthe hope that in Christ all live...

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Wonder

    Dec 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    In the final entry of this blog series dedicated to the many manifestations of the season of anticipation, Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt opens our hearts to the mystery and wonder of Advent.

    Advent is...

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Remembrance

    Dec 21, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    Alumnus Thomas Worth wrote this poem in 2012 as part of a personal Advent tradition. This time of year naturally invites us to reminisce on memories of seasons past. In his poem, Thomas recalls...

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Unrest

    Dec 15, 2016 10:53:39 AM

    This Advent reflection was originally published in the 2010 Community of the Savior’s annual Advent meditations booklet where Elizabeth Guckenbiehl-Lang attends church.

    Advent Reflection on 2 Samuel...

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Joy

    Dec 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    For many of us, “waiting” has negative connotations. Waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting on hold as we call for a needed service or medical appointment, or waiting for a test result … the...

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Retreat

    Dec 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    Space to ask questions.Space to listen to God’s Spirit.Space to let insights, impressions, and reflectionsbump into each other and converge for discovery.Space for your own spirit to be still,...

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Gentleness

    Dec 7, 2016 2:53:49 PM

    In 2014, Esther Gillie first shared this poem with the Northeastern Seminary community. Since then, Esther has successfully completed both her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at...

    The Season of Anticipation

    Dec 2, 2016 2:41:59 PM


     The poem “ADVENT” was first shared with us in 2014 by Jae Newman, a Northeastern Seminary alumnus and adjunct professor. This poem is the first entry in our advent blog series of poetry and...

    Mary’s Expectation

    Dec 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM


    I miss my mother –

    standing close to her

    to light the Sabbath candles,

    the smell of her warm challah bread

    mingled with the scents

    of her freshly bathed body next to mine

    as we pray together and...

    A Voice Crying

    Dec 23, 2015 3:55:22 PM

    As it is written in the book of Isaiah, the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Luke 3:4

    I have lived in Brooklyn for the past 20 years. One...

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