Friday, December 01, 2006

An Advent-urous Friday Five

It's all about Advent at the RevGalBlogPals' Friday Five this week.

Do you observe Advent in your church?
Yes and no. We have the church decked out in blue Advent paraments, and we have an Advent wreath at the front of the sanctuary that we light each week with appropriate readings, and of course we have the designated texts for the season. But we don't really do a lot with educating people about Advent, which I think is a pity.

How about at home?
I have my own Advent wreath; I usually have an Advent calendar -- this year I got one from Bronner's that has little chocolate treats behind each window; I follow the daily Advent liturgy and read other Advent-themed material. And I just try, very hard, to detach from the seasonal wackiness around me and try to make quiet spaces in my life.

Do you have a favorite Advent text or hymn?
Oh, it's got to be "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."

Why is one of the candles in the Advent wreath pink? (You may tell the truth, but I'll like your answer better if it's funny.)
Because it's the peppermint one?

What's the funniest/kitschiest Advent calendar you've ever seen?
That just might be here .

Artwork: "Winter Landscape," Carl David Friedrich


hipchickmamma said...

ohmigosh! that is crazy! how funny! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Yep, kitsch is the word!

I shudder to think where the little doors are, and what they show when they open...

Songbird said...

Now, THAT is a Badvent calendar.

Anonymous said...

What? The "Horny Santa" advent calendar?

chartreuseova said...

Yikes! Is the 1 on that calendar where I think it is?

St. Inuksuk said...

You get the prize for the worst Advent calendar ever!!!! I'm with Rainbowpastor, I don't even want to know what's behind the windows!