PoC – Leonard Cohen

You are with me still. Even though I have been removed, and my place does not recognise me. Even though I have filled my heart with stones. And my beloved says, I will wait a little while behind the curtain – no, I have waited too long. You are with me still. Though I scorched …

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‘Woman Clothed in the Sun’ Advent Station

A worship station used at Advent Conspiracy Alternative Carols Service, Melbourne and Bendigo 2009 by Marcus Curnow reflecting on William Blake's painting of Revelation 12 "The Great Red Dragon and Woman Clothed in the Sun.' c. 1805-10. 'O Holy Nightmare' Reflection adapted from a Sojourners Article by Bill Wylie Kellerman of the same title. Reading: …

It Takes Faith to End Violence Against Children: Call to Worship

Advent is a time of longing and waiting, where Christians remember the ancient cry of oppressed people for salvation. Of patriarchs and prophets, sheep herders and a humble revolutionary virgin peasant girl, culminating at Christmas in the miracle and wonder of God who comes to us as a child. As we long for and await …

Advent O’ Antiphons and Inspire Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children Campaign

This prayer puts the 7 traditional O'Antiphons of Advent alongside the 7 INSPIRE Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children. INSPIRE is a package developed by experts and led by the World Health Organisation, is a set of seven strategies (or solutions) to end violence against children. The O'Antiphons are traditionally used for the Sunday of …

End Violence Against Children Campaign: Advent Wreath ‘Fears and Dreams’ of Syrian Refugee Children

An Advent prayer for wreath lighting...  (right click and download images obtained from World Vision Fears and Dreams website http://www.wvi.org/fearsanddreams/) Introduction: As we light the candles of the Advent Wreath we seek to join with the Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children and to shine light into the darkness of Displaced Children. Nearly 50 million …

End Violence Against Children Campaign : Advent Wreath Liturgy Ideas

Ideas for Advent Wreath Candle Lighting words with focus on The Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children by 2030 which seeks a world in which every child grows up free from violence. Every five minutes, somewhere in our world, a child dies as a result of violence. An estimated 120 million girls and 73 million boys have …

Rorate Coeli : End Violence Against Children Campaign, Advent 2017

Rorate coeli  The opening words of Isaiah 45:8 are used frequently both as call to Worship or Introit or sung as a response antiphon in liturgy during Advent. It gives exquisite poetical expression to the longings of the people of God for a Messiah. It is also known as The Advent Prose or by the first words of its English translation, …