Advent at the Monastery began with Saturday night Vespers. One blue candle was lit, and we began to pray.
It is now the morning of the first Sunday of the new Church year. I walked in the dark and the rain to the Monastery from the guest house for coffee and silence before Matins and then Eucharist.
My first spoken words this morning will be words of praise to God. After worship our silence will be over.
The #Adventword for this day is journey.
It has been good. It is good. It will be good.