Advent and Christmastide Book

This book follows on from our successful prayer resource – Holy Week Voices from the Holy Land, Poems and Reflections for Lent and Easter that many of you will have purchased for Lent this year and was used by many prayer groups in parishes and dioceses around the country.

Published during lockdown 2020.

The book is now available at £9.99 including UK p&p. If you would like the book to be shipped to you elsewhere in the world, please contact us for shipping prices by emailing: [email protected]

The book is also available as an e-book at a price of £7.99, using Issuu. You can browse the first chapter of the book before you buy here: click here

Once you have bought the book online, this software allows you to open the book and flick through it page by page for ease of reading. It also allows you to download a copy to your pc or device.

This book follows the route of the Holy Family through Advent and Christmas – Nazareth, the place of the Annunciation, Zababdeh, by tradition the place remembered as the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth, Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus, Jerusalem, where Jesus was sanctified in the Temple, Gaza, where the Holy Family rested on their flight to Egypt.

Once again Fr Richard Nesbitt has written poems reflecting on our journey through Advent to the Nativity of Jesus matched with contributions from the Holy Land connecting the experiences of Mary and Joseph with those of the Christian minority still witnessing to Christ today.

These provide their insights of the meaning of Christmas to their families now as well as their hopes for the future. All giving voice to the Christian communities that live in these towns in 2021 – more than two millennia since the birth of Christ.

We will also have a section with popular carols interpreted in picture form and commented upon by the children from local schools in each town.