Light Breaks: A Day-by-Day Online Advent Calendar

From Trinity Church Wall Street

Posted Nov 16, 2011

[Trinity Church Wall Street] In what has become an annual virtual tradition, Trinity Wall Street is offering an embeddable, online Advent calendar. Themed Light Breaks, this year’s multimedia countdown comes with two significant, new features.    In addition to the entire calendar, individual days will be embeddable on other websites and sharable through social media.  Also, viewer reflections will be collected and displayed online, allowing them to become contributors.

Through music, video, narration, and photography, each day from November 27 through Christmas (December 25) will reveal moments of powerful new understanding, awareness and insight. Individual stories will explore public/private partnerships in educating young people; the art of radical hospitality; pastoral care; and the Church as it works with innovative and emerging social movements.

Highlights include:

  • Shamia, an eight year old resident of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, learns to sing in different languages and play the piano at All Souls Summer Camp.
  • A North Carolina native who heard about Occupy Wall Street and came north to be part of the movement.
  • Sally Kaukolin, who moved to New York City while undergoing cancer treatment and found love and support from new friends in a local congregation.
  • Seamen’s Institute chaplains who counsel the victims of modern-day high-seas piracy.

Trinity Wall Street is making Light Breaks available at no charge to dioceses, churches and other religious organizations, as well as individuals, who are interested in adding inspiring content to their websites.  For those who choose to embed material, the calendar has been designed to live independently on participating sites without linking back to the Trinity website.

To view the calendar image and copy the embed code, please use the following link:


Trinity Wall Street

Located at the head of Wall Street, Trinity Church has been part of New York City’s and our nation’s history since its charter in 1697. Today, the organization has grown to include many important areas of focus and is collectively known as Trinity Wall Street.  Most importantly, Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal parish offering daily worship services and faith formation programs at Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and online at  In addition, Trinity Wall Street includes Trinity Grants, providing $72 million in funding to 85 countries since 1972; St. Margaret’s House, providing subsidized housing to the elderly and disabled; Trinity Preschool; Trinity Institute, an annual theological conference; an extensive arts program presenting more than 100 concerts each year through Concerts @ One, the Trinity Choir, and the Trinity Choristers; and Trinity Real Estate, which manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial real estate in lower Manhattan.