2016 Advent Calendar: Day 17

Psalm 95:6 “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Day 17: Christmas Around The World – The Netherlands For most children in The Netherlands, the most important day during December […]

2016 Advent Calendar: Day 16

Luke 2:15-18 “When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When […]

2016 Advent Calendar: Day 15

Luke 2:13-14 “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.’” Day 15: Christmas Around The World – Greece On Christmas Eve, children, especially boys, often go out singing ‘kalanda’ (carols) […]

2016 Advent Calendar: Day 14

Luke 2:12 “‘This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’” Day 14: Christmas Around The World – Denmark Some people in Denmark give and receive extra Advent presents on the four Sundays of Advent. Different types of Advent candles and calendars are popular […]

2016 Advent Calendar: Day 13

Luke 2:8-11 “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of […]

2016 Advent Calendar: Day 12

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Day 12: Christmas Around The World – Portugal Father Christmas (‘Pai Natal’) is believed to bring presents to […]

2016 Advent Calendar: Day 11

Luke 2:7 “…[Mary] wrapped [Jesus] in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Day 11: Christmas Around The World – Ukraine Christmas in Ukraine is celebrated on the 7th January is because, like many countries where the main Church is the Orthodox Church, they use […]

2016 Advent Calendar: Day 10

Luke 2:6-7 While they were [in Bethlehem], the time came for the baby to be born, and [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn, a son… Day 10: Christmas Around The World – Trinidad and Tobago Christmas is a very social time in Trinidad and Tobago with most people having parties. Both children and adults go from […]

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