Tag: #adventblog2022

  • Getting your Stable (Manger) in Order

    Getting your Stable (Manger) in Order

    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.   Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with […]

  • Portals of Light

    Dear Friends of the Advent Blog, While Advent has ended with Christmas, we have a few more posts we would like to share between now and New Years’s Day. We hope that you enjoy! A few days ago, one of our members, Carmen Carreño shared her Christmas Album with the Marble Women’s Ministry which just […]

  • The Gift of “The Littlest Angel”

    The Gift of “The Littlest Angel”

    In my childhood during Advent, our Dad loved reading to us “The Littlest Angel” by Charles Tazewell. It always moved me to tears, and gave this timid child hope to be brave about who God made me to be.

  • The Night Before Christmas–A Collegiate History

    Twas the night before Christmas…

  • More thoughts inspired by Advent…

    I see Advent unfolding,like a beautifully wrapped Christmas present;the anticipation of the surprise inside, while savoring the beauty and the effort made to create such a delightful package.Advent unfolds like the searching for,and the gift of offering an enormous, blue spruce tree, lovingly parted with from land in distant Connecticut, carefully timbered, driven over miles […]

  • A Carol for the Darkest Night

    Enjoy this beautiful version of The Wexford Carol.

  • Soul Soil

    “Soil is everything.”  Thus declared my niece as our family gathered to celebrate the harvest season at Thanksgiving this year.  And she should know, as a newly minted environmental scientist, having just graduated this month from the University of Maryland.  Proud Auntie aside, I found that her statement got me thinking a lot about a very dirty subject.

  • God With Us…

    This beautifully reflective piano version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel from our friend, Vicki Carter will move your soul this last Sunday of Advent. As a musical director, conductor, educator, and pianist her gift has graced Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, off Broadway, and the Paper Mill Playhouse. This will move your soul…

  • Anticipation and Celebration–Advent and Christmas 2022

    During Advent, the world eagerly awaits the birth of the Christ child again in our hearts. Created by Victoria Pepe, our new online video exhibit depicts both sentiments through the lively, colorful visual art of Marie Malluk, Victoria Pepe, Susan Ceely Philips, Joan Silinsh and Margery Westin. Seasonal poetry and music by Carole Gregory and Victoria Pepe are also offered in the links below. The exhibit runs until the end of the year.

  • I Come with JOY

    Several years ago, when Marble Collegiate Church debuted its new organ, the great organist Diane Bish was highlighted. Our choir was invited to appear on her show, “The Joy of Music.” In honor of our wonderful Music Director, Ken Dake, I share this video.