Advent is here.
I have been greatly anticipating this day, and I am a little caught off guard by the excitement I feel about my family’s advent tradition.
Tonight we begin to listen to Handel’s Messiah. For several years, we have been using Cindy Rollins’s 25 Days to Handel’s Messiah: An Advent Devotional Guide.
We begin by reading the opening scripture. Then, we listen to the listed pieces. If we miss a day, we simply double up on a different night.
We have chosen to use Youtube for our music, and our favorite version is Stephen Cleobury conducting King’s College, Cambridge Choir.
Cindy Rollins gave me permission to share the guide I made for my family to help with reading the scripture and getting to the right spot in the video. Please, let me know if you find any errors.
I hope our family’s simple tradition is a blessing for you as you contemplate this advent season.