"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

“Entering Into The Advent Season” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk, Fr. Nathan explores the liturgical season of Advent. In it he explains why Advent is meant to prepare us for the two-fold arrival of Jesus Christ at Christmas, and His Second Coming in glory. This talk explores how the Early Church celebrated Advent and offers reflections on the four weeks of Advent. As an added bonus, this talk also offers a short explanation on the beauty of Eucharistic Adoration as the practice of gazing upon the veiled face of Jesus Christ.

“Entering Into The Advent Season” [audio https://swordsoftruth.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/adventretreat.mp3] PDF Notes

Side Altar of the Tree of Jesse, Burgos Catedral

This altar in the Cathedral of Burgos, Spain depicts the Tree of Jesse. You will notice underneath the images of Joseph and Mary in the middle of the altarpiece a man lying down and a tree coming out of his side. This is Jesse, and the branches of the tree contain various ancestors who make up the family of King David, from whom would come the Messiah, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner

 

 

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