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.
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.”
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
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
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...