Probably coming a little bit late for most of you but here are some of the best resources I’ve seen floating around this year:
Zac Hicks – What having a worship oriented sense of time does to you
Gospel Coalition – Consider Skipping ‘Christmas Season’ this Year
Bobby Gilles (Sojourn) – What is Advent?
Cardiphonia – Singing Christmas Songs After Christmas
David Taylor – An Advent Calendar – Alternative Narrative, Subversive Time
Book of Common Prayer – Collects (prayers) for Advent
Cardiphonia – Confession of Faith for Advent from Scripture
CICW – Advent and Christmas Resources Guide
Cardiphonia – The “O Antiphons” for Advent
Malcolm Guite – Sonnets for Advent and Christmas
Nativity Prayer of St. Augustine
(list of xmas prayers – mainly catholic, anglican, etc)
Let the just rejoice,
for their justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
For their saviour is born.
Let the captives rejoice,
For their Redeemer is born.
Let slaves rejoice,
for their Master is born.
Let free men rejoice,
For their Liberator is born.
Let All Christians rejoice,
For Jesus Christ is born.
–St. Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-440)