First Sunday of Advent

Nov. 29 First SundayAdvent Wreath - First WeekI will raise up for David a just shoot; he shall do what is right and just in the land.

First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Art: “The Second Coming of Christ” stained glass window at Saint Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charleston, S.C.

Christ the King

Nov. 22 Christ the KingPilate said to Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own, or have others told you about me?”

Gospel: John 18:33b-37
Art: “Crowning with Thorns (detail)” by Dirck van Baburen, circa 1622