Wake Up to Advent!


The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is encouraging people to Wake Up to Advent! This is the title of his new book of daily readings and reflections for this Advent. (Sunday 1 December to Christmas Day).

‘This is the hour of crisis:
it is high time for you to wake out of sleep,
for deliverance is nearer to us now
than it was when first we believed.’

St Paul's encouraging words to the Christians in Rome are the springboard for the Archbishop's Advent book this year. There are prayers and stimulating questions for reflection at the end of each daily meditation, and a short taster of each day will be available on the Archbishop’s website.  Watch the video: What is your prayer for those approaching Advent? 

The Archbishop of York said, “My hope is that anyone who picks up this book will be able to discover their true humanity, that they are wonderfully and fearfully made by God.”

The Archbishop will also be in conversation with Rhidian Brook at the Hay Winter Festival on Saturday 30 November where he will be discussing the themes, intention and hopes of his book.

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, is due to retire in June 2020.

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