Introducing The Liturgical Home

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The Liturgical Home is an Anglican Compass series of articles and books on serving the Anglican family. It is a place to learn everything you need to know to incorporate your faith into your home.


A powerful way for Anglicans to live out their faith in their home is by celebrating the seasons of the Church. These seasons, which we call the liturgical year, were created to walk the people of the Church, both corporately and individually, through the life and ministry of Jesus. Through the reading of Scripture, the celebration of the Eucharist, and the observance of the feast days and fast days, we celebrate the most significant events in the life of Christ and the life of the Church. The Church’s seasons don’t just repeat; they reshape and reform us, making us more and more like Jesus. In other words, the seasons of the Church shape us into God’s people.

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The Liturgical Home: Advent

To launch The Liturgical Home, I’ve written a new book on the season of Advent. This volume, which revises and expands my previous book, A Thrill of Hope, focuses specifically on the season of Advent. It is imagined as the first in a series that will cover the entire church year.

The birth of Jesus is so important to us as Christians that a whole season is devoted to preparing our hearts for this momentous occasion, Advent. Advent simply means “coming.” It is when we remind ourselves that God came down to us in the person of Jesus and that he will come again in triumph to reign.

During the season of Advent, we embrace the mystery of waiting and lovingly prepare our hearts. Just like the season of Lent is a time to prepare for Easter, the season of Advent is the time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. During this time, we look to John the Baptist, the last and greatest prophet sent by God to prepare us for the Messiah. We turn inward and pray for the Holy Spirit to examine our hearts and motives and reveal anything unclean. We repent of our sins and strive to offer fruits worthy of repentance.

The season of Advent is filled with rich history, beautiful traditions, and incredible food traditions from around the world. In this book, I’ve written explanations on the history of the seasons of the Church and the season of Advent. I recommend traditions for celebrating the whole season of Advent, as well as for specific days in Advent, such as St. Nicholas’ Day. I also include family devotions for every day of Advent and (of course!) Advent recipes from around the world.

I hope this book will be both a guide and a blessing for your family this year and many years to come!

Published on

November 3, 2022

Author

Ashley Tumlin Wallace

Ashley Tumlin Wallace, the author of the Liturgical Home series of books and articles at Anglican Compass, is a homeschooling mom of four and the wife of an Anglican priest. She and her family live in the panhandle of Florida.

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