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Dec 14 2015

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Advent & Christmas Services

Season of Advent

It was Pope Gregory 1 [590-604] who settled the Season of Advent of four Sundays with a very clear emphasis on the Christian hope of the Coming of Christ. Benard of Clairvaux [d. 1153] summarises the theology of the Seasons of Advent as the three comings of Christ, past, present and future. ’In the first, Christ was our redemption; in the last he will apppear as our life; in the middle coming, be our rest and our consolation.  ‘ it has also been suggested that one cannot fully understand jesus’ birth without first understanding that he is Saviour and Lord.

Advent Sunday marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year. The Season includes the four Sundays before Christmas, which will fix the date of the First Sunday of Advent between 27 November and 3 December. This year Advent Sunday falls on the 29 November and the Season will last for 26 days.

 

Season of Christmas

In Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) the Season of Christmas extends from Christmas Eve to the Eve of Ephiphany. The focus of the Season is the Incarnation, God taking human form and entering fully into our humanity, fulfilling all the requirements of the Law.

The Season includes the celebration of Christmas both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and the possibility of one or two Sundays before the Feast of Ephiphany

 [The Anglican Church of South Africa. 2015. Lectionary Advent 2015- Advent 2016 Year C] .

DATE

CENTRE

SERVICE

TIME

PRESIDE & PREACH

20 December

St. Simon’s

Holy Eucharist

08h00

Fr. Eugene

 

St. George’s

Carols Service

10h00

Fr. Pieter

 

St. Giles

Holy Eucharist

08h00

Fr. Pieter

 

St. John’s

Holy Eucharist

10h00

Rev. Doreen

 

La Motte

Holy Eucharist

08h00

Rev. Doreen

 

St. Simon’s

Carols Service

18h00

Fr. Eugene

 

St. Giles

Carols Service

18h00

Fr. Pieter

 

St. John’s

Carols Service

18h00

Rev. Doreen

 

 

 

 

 

24 December

St. George’s

Children Service

18h00

Fr. Joe

 

St. George’s

Midnight Mass

23h00

Fr. Ron

 

St. John’s

Midnight Mass

22h30

Fr. Joe

 

 

 

 

 

25 December

St. Simon’s

Christmas Day

06h00

Fr. Pieter

 

St. Giles

Christmas Day

08h00

Fr. Joe

 

Wemmershoek

Christmas Day

08h00

Fr. Eugene

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