Warm greetings in this Advent season! As the days grow shorter and Christmas approaches, we reflect on the deeper meaning of this special time.
Advent marks the start of a new liturgical year, Cycle B, with a focus on the Gospel of Mark. It’s a season of waiting, growth, and hope, centered on themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. In our remote corner of the world, we eagerly await the return of the sun, symbolizing hope and new beginnings. We light Advent candles and sing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” as a sign of anticipation for the gifts God brings.
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Image at Top: Photo of the sea ice in front of Nome, Alaska. Photo from the KNOM archives.