During the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas, the
Church puts before us special readings for each day,
helping us to celebrate the coming of Christ.
This booklet gives the biblical references and a few verses of
the readings for each of the 36 days of Advent and
Christmas, to the Epiphany. They include the four Sundays
of Advent that are special for Year B. The reflections delve
deep into the meaning of the Christmas story, moving from
the themes of waiting and mystery to the joy of the
incarnation and the redemption.
The passage for each day ends with a suggestion on how
the reader might put the spirit of Christmas into action in
celebrating the coming of Christ – not just as a
world-changing event that happened over 2,000 years ago,
but as something which changes our own lives here and
About the Author:
Dom Henry Wansbrough, OSB, is a renowned biblical
scholar who regularly writes exegesis and reflections on
scripture. He recently completed a new translation of the
Bible, The Revised New Jerusalem Bible. He is a
Benedictine based at Ampleforth Abbey.