The Advent season is upon us. In previous years, we have been gathering at our Auditorium on Advent Sunday afternoons and engaging in various seasonal activities in preparation for Christmas. Alas, we cannot use the same approach this year. Instead, we will create the Advent mood by a series of posts on each Sunday: November 29, December 6, December 13, December 20.
Visit this page on Sunday mornings to view a new post with text, images, videos, audios, creating the mood for each week of Advent. If you are on our email list, you will receive a message when the new post is ready for you. If you are not on our email list, you can subscribe by clicking on the button below.
“Can I know life’s reality
So that it’s found again
Within my soul’s creative urge?
I feel that I am granted power
To make my self, as humble part,
At home within the cosmic self.”
A call for deeper exploration of one’s self in Rudolf Steiner’s Verse 35, from the Calendar of the Soul,
ushers in the four weeks of Advent as a preparation for the Twelve Holy Nights of Christmas.
You can also put together a small advent wreath with four candles, using what you already have available at home.
(Word of caution: Never leave a lit candle unattended. Always thoroughly distinguish the flame before leaving your sacred space.)
As we wait for the Sun to turn around and ascend again, let’s honor the four aspects of life on Earth.
The first light of Advent is the light of stones,
Stones that live in crystals, in seashells, and in bones.
The second light of Advent is the light of plants,
Plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.
The third light of Advent is the light of beasts,
The light of hope that we may see in the greatest and the least.
The fourth light of Advent is the light of humankind,
The light of love, the light of thought, to give and to understand.
Anthroposophy NYC Advent Sundays 20204th Advent Sunday: December 20, 2020 “The spirit child within my soulI feel freed of enchantment.In heart-high gladness hasThe holy cosmic Word engenderedThe heavenly fruit of hope,Which grows rejoicing into worlds...
Once upon a time, the world was covered in darkness. The human beings were searching for light, but only tiny sparkles could be found on the Earth here and there. And then a child was born, and another one soon followed.
“The second light of Advent is the light of plants, plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance,” says the verse for Advent Sundays. It’s the week to ponder the etheric forces, the flow of waters.
The first Sunday of the four Advent Sundays was November 29th. The last Advent Sunday will be December 20th, taking us to solstice as well as the exact conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, the preparation of which has been the active theme and challenge of all of 2020.
Anthroposophy NYC Advent Sundays 20201st Advent Sunday: November 29, 2020 “Can I know life's realitySo that it's found againWithin my soul's creative urge?I feel that I am granted powerTo make my self, as humble part,At home within the cosmic self.”...
Available at our Rudolf Steiner Bookstore, 138 West 15th Street, NYC
Open Wed, Thu, Fri 2-6 pm, Sat 1-5 pm
(Closed from Dec 24, 2020, through Jan 5, 2021.)