Poetry, VOLUME 12

Lectionary Poetry – Advent Week 3 (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Advent

With the dawn of Advent and a new church year, we are launching a new feature on our website, a weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary).

We will offer here a broad selection of classic and contemporary poems from diverse poets that stir our imaginations with thoughts of how the biblical text speaks to us in the twenty-first century. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers who will be preaching these texts on the coming Sunday, but also for church members in the pews, as way to prime our minds for encountering the biblical texts.

“Freedom, justice, peace, and abiding joy [emerge] when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as poet.”

 – Walter Brueggemann

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Week 3 – Year A
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Lectionary Readings:

Isaiah 35:1-10        [ Lectionary Poem ]

Psalm 146:5-10    [ Lectionary Poem ]

Luke 1:46b-55  [ Lectionary Poem ]

James 5:7-10    [ Lectionary Poems ]

Matthew 11:2-11  [ Lectionary Poem ]

POEMS >>>>>>


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