Trinity Movement Choir, a congregational arts group in the parish of Trinity Church Wall Street, is offering daily devotionals for the Church season of Advent, from Sunday, November 27 until Christmas Eve on Saturday, December 24.
Christmas Eve Devotional
The devotionals by Trinity Movement Choir members are daily dances, approximately one-minute in length, in the Japanese butoh style, as a way to meditate on the four traditional themes of Advent.
Marilyn Green, director of Trinity Movement Choir, explains the unique approach to the season of preparation for Christmas: “It was my idea. Last year when I was buying Advent Calendars for my friends and family, I remembered that there are musical ones, and I thought it would be wonderful to have a dance one.
“Thanks to our relationship with the International Sacred Dance Guild, the 28 dancers recorded their Advent dances from as far away as New Zealand, Hawaii, various parts of Canada, California, Ohio and more, in addition to the NYC area.
“I felt as though anyone with any belief system could celebrate the journey of Advent with us, through the four themes, all of which we need so much at this time. When the group looked at the full sets of video, they felt that a daily moment of distilled Hope, Peace, Love and Joy is just what we need and reflects the gratitude we feel at Advent.”
2022 Advent Devotionals
Advent Devotional for December 24
December 24, 2022
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the...
Advent Devotional for December 23
Friday in the Fourth Week of Advent
December 23, 2022
By the tender mercy of our God,
the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death...
Advent Devotional for December 22
Thursday in the Fourth Week of Advent
December 22, 2022
On that day the deaf shall hear
the words of a scroll,
and out of their gloom and darkness
the eyes of the blind shall see.
The meek shall...
Advent Devotional for December 21
Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Advent
December 21, 2022
Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and...
Advent Devotional for December 20
Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Advent
December 20, 2022
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them as their God;
they will be his...
Advent Devotional for December 19
Monday in the Fourth Week of Advent
December 19, 2022
Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of...
Advent Devotional for December 18
Sunday in the Fourth Week of Advent
December 18, 2022
She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken...
Advent Devotional for December 17
Saturday in the Third Week of Advent
December 17, 2022
With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the...
Advent Devotional for December 16
Friday in the Third Week of Advent
December 16, 2022
Christ came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the...
Advent Devotional for December 15
Thursday in the Third Week of Advent
December 15, 2022
You have turned my wailing into dancing;
you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; ...