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Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ’s Birth
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Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ’s Birth


Ancient Faith Publishing 2013

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


Vassilios Papavassiliou, author of the popular Meditations for Great Lent, takes us through the hymnography, Scripture readings, and iconography for the 40 days leading up to the Nativity of Christ, showing how a full understanding of the Incarnation can enrich our spiritual lives. This wonderful devotional resource is a perfect way for anyone to spiritually prepare for the Advent season.

With the Logos edition, you can both streamline and enhance your devotional reading. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Bolster your meditations on Advent by cross-referencing and comparing with an extensive library of Orthodox resources. With Logos’ tablet and mobile apps, you can also take your study wherever you go.

Key Features

  • Outline of key differences between western and eastern observations of Advent
  • Introduction to the Nativity Fast as practiced in the Orthodox Church
  • Brief overview of every week of the Advent season
  • Scriptural meditations on Advent themes and commemorations


  • A Guide to the Season of Advent
  • Prepare, O Bethlehem
  • The Temple of God
  • We Have Found the Messiah
  • Barrenness and Fertility
  • Faith and Expectation
  • Become Like Children
  • Rod of the Root of Jesse
  • The Angel of the Lord and the Mountain of God
  • The Angel of Great Counsel and the Fiery Furnace
  • Jonah and the Sea Beast
  • From the Manger to the Grave
  • Recognizing God
  • The Star of Bethlehem
  • The New Adam
  • The Light Shines in the Darkness

Product Details

  • Title: Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ’s Birth
  • Author: Vassilios Papavassiliou
  • Publisher: Ancient Faith Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 136

About Vassilios Papavassiliou

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. He was born in London in 1977 and holds degrees in pastoral and social theology, classics, and Byzantine music. He is the author of Journey to the Kingdom: An Insider’s Look at the Liturgy and Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Meditations on Great Lent, and numerous articles on Christian Orthodox faith and theology.

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