Candles & Conifers: Resources for All Saints' and Advent
A collection of seasonal resources - prayers, liturgies, poems, reflections, sermons, meditations, stories and responses, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.
It offers resources for groups and individuals covering the weeks from All Saints' Day to Christmas Eve, including saint's days, Remembrance Day, World AID's Day and Advent. There are liturgies for an outdoor celebration with fireworks, a Christingle service and a longest night service, as well as Advent candle ceremonies, personal prayer practices, a series of responses and blessings and a cats' Advent calendar.
A companion resource book Hay & Stardust covers the season of Christmastide, from Christmas Eve to Candlemas.
Saints and souls
- 13 readings, 1 response, 5 prayers, 5 songs, 2 liturgies, 1 story
Christ the King
- 1 response, 1 liturgy, 1 reading, 1 song
World AIDS Day
- 1 response, 1 story, 2 prayers
Responses and blessings for the Sundays of Advent
The cats' Advent calendar
Advent candle ceremonies
- 2 liturgies, 1 response, 2 prayers, 3 songs
Liturgies and prayer practices for Advent
- 2 liturgies, 1 prayer
The Jesse Tree
- 1 reading, 1 prayer, 1 song
Last Things: death, judgement, heaven and hell
- 10 readings, 1 script, 2 prayers, 1 story
Watching and waiting
- 8 readings, 6 prayers
Light and darkness
- 1 sermon, 3 liturgies, 5 readings, 2 prayers, 3 songs
Journeying through Advent
- 5 readings, 9 prayers, 1 story
- 3 prayers, 1 sermon, 1 reading, 1 Biblical reflections
Enter the angels
- 3 readings, 5 Biblical reflections, 1 prayer, 1 liturgy
- 1 liturgy, 1 song
The Longest Night
- 3 responses, 2 songs, 7 readings, 6 prayers, 1 story
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