What: The Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts are providing a series of recorded sermons for congregations this Advent season. The free sermon resource can be used in a service where a preacher may not be available. The videos can also be used as an adult forum resource.
Why it matters: In this season of giving, many Episcopal congregations are stretched thin. For communities without full-time clergy, or for those that struggle to get someone in the pulpit, the brothers will provide four sermons for Advent, plus reflection questions for individual or community use.
Last year, this sermon series reached over 500 communities across the United States and Canada. All are invited to join a growing cohort of congregations in this Advent journey.
If your congregation would like to receive this gift of monastic wisdom in Advent, the SSJE Brothers would love to share these resources with you!
The details: Register at ssje.org/preachingmonks to receive the sermons and reflection questions. The 12-minute, pre-recorded sermons will be made available on YouTube for subscribers.
On the webpage users will also find access to a simple one-page curriculum if they opt to use the sermons as a seasonal adult forum.
About the SSJE: We are a community of men giving our whole selves over to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rooted in the ancient monastic traditions of prayer and community life, and critically engaged with contemporary culture, we seek to know and share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy. We live a common life shaped by worship, prayer, and our Rule of Life. Learn more about SSJE at ssje.org.