Scripture Notes – 29th November 2020 – First Sunday of Advent

Dear friends,

Apologies for all the confusion this week regarding the YouTube video for the first Sunday of Advent.

To view the video, click here.  

With thanks and best wishes,


Subject: Scripture notes: Stay awake!

Dear friends, 

A very warm welcome to all to Hearers of the Word for the First Sunday of Advent 2020. 

1. Tarsus Scripture School: Advent Programme
Our programme for Advent 2020 is entitled Resilient faith: Advent spirituality for a time of pandemic. All the details of topics, resources, a webinar and registration may be found in one place: Tarsus Scripture School. The programme goes “live” on Monday 23 November. Our webinar is on 10 December @ 7.30 pm. You can sign up at any time after that, of course, and watch all six presentations at your leisure.

2. Hearers of the Word (vol. 4) for Advent and Christmas 2020.
The next volume of Hearers of the Word, for Advent and Christmas, until the second Sunday of the year,  is now available for online purchase here. (See the picture below)

3. Advent 1B20  (29 November 2020)
Full notes (PDF)
Gospel notes (audio)
Gospel notes (portable)

4. YouTube video 
For the season of Advent, the YouTube video takes a look at all three readings for each Sunday.  

  • Exploring the three readings (YouTube)
  • Exploring the three readings (Zoom)
  • Full set of videos  (YouTube)

5. Some musical inspiration for the season
(i) O come, O come Emmanuel
For soloist (Phoenix Gonzalez)) and guitar (Dave De La Fuente).
Click here.

(ii) Wachet auf (Bach / BWV 140)
For orchestra and soloists.
English text.
Click here.

 Wishing you all every blessing in this time of grace and refreshment, 

Kieran O’Mahony OSA