- Nov 28 2021
- 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Advent Sunday Service
Advent is a time of expectation: the word itself means ‘coming’. It recalls ancient Israel’s hope for the advent of the Messiah and it also expresses the Christian hope for the fulfilment of God’s Kingdom in the second coming of Christ.
As the Advent Responsory is sung the Ministers process, with candles, around the congregation to the West door enveloping the congregation in the worship and the light of their candles. They then make their way through the congregation with their candles symbolising everyone being illuminated with the light of Christ. As the service progresses, the Cathedral gradually gets brighter. After the final responsory is sung by the Lay Clerks, we leave through the West door – to the world to share the light of Christ.