The Season of Advent

Advent, from the Latin word meaning “to come,” marks the beginning of a new church year.  The season of Advent is a time of hope and anticipation as we look for Christ coming into our world.  During the season of Advent, some changes take place in our worship services.  The altar hangings and clergy vestment colors for Advent are blue and purple, symbolizing the night sky in which the star appeared to announce the birth of Jesus, and the color of royalty to welcome our new King.  We will also have an Advent wreath in church.  Each week, an additional candle of the wreath is lighted as we draw closer to the light of Christmas.

Categories Worship Services | Tags: | Posted on November 25, 2019

Social Networks: RSS Facebook Twitter

Comments are closed.

close window

Directions

Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

The church office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, which will direct you to individual voice mail boxes for members of the church staff.

Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

map
View Larger Map
1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515