Movement Choir Advent Devotionals

Trinity Movement Choir Advent Devotionals

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.

Today's 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.

Advent at Trinity Church

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.”

All Recent Devotionals

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Advent Devotional for December 8

Thursday in the Second Week of Advent

December 8, 2022

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
– John 3:16

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Advent Devotional for December 7

Wednesday in the Second Week of Advent

December 7, 2022

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”
– Isaiah 6:8

Dancer: Mariko...

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Advent Devotional for December 6

Tuesday in the Second Week of Advent

December 6, 2022

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Advent Devotional for December 5

Monday in the Second Week of Advent

December 5, 2022

The wolf shall live with the lamb,

the leopard shall lie down with the kid,

the calf and the lion and the fatling together,

and a little child...

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Advent Devotional for December 4

Sunday in the Second Week of Advent

December 4, 2022

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
– Romans 15:13

Dancers...

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Advent Devotional for December 3

Saturday in the First Week of Advent

December 3, 2022

The people who walked in darkness

    have seen a great light;

those who lived in a land of deep darkness—

    on them light has shined. 
– Isaiah 9...

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Advent Devotional for December 2

Friday in the First Week of Advent

December 2, 2022

The LORD is my light and my salvation;

whom then shall I fear?


the LORD is the strength of my life;

of whom then shall I be afraid?
– Psalm 27:1

Danc...

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Advent Devotional for December 1

Thursday in the First Week of Advent

December 1, 2022

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and...

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Advent Devotional for November 30

Wednesday in the First Week of Advent

November 30, 2022

It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob

and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a...

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Advent Devotional for November 29

Tuesday in the First Week of Advent

November 29, 2022

I was glad when they said to me,

    “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”

Our feet are standing

    within your gates, O Jerusalem.
– Psalm 122:1-2...