O Antiphons: What Are They?

The O Antiphons can continue to teach, enlighten and comfort the Church today.

Gaudete Sunday: Breaking the Rules

Gaudete forms and shapes our understanding of Advent and Christmas by teaching us that true joy is found only in Christ.

Gaudete: Rompiendo las reglas     

Entonces, ¡Regocíjate en el Señor siempre; repito: Regocíjate (Filipenses 4:4)!

Prisoners of Advent Hope

Are you hopeless? Bury yourself in the Scriptures!

Come to Bethlehem

Christmas carols invite us—and through them we invite others—to the place where Jesus is sure to be found: in His Word read and preached, the Word with water, bread, and wine, the Word sung by choirs and children.

Advent Expectations

Advent gives us the hope of a King who not only came to us in a dingy stable, but comes to us now in Word and Sacrament and will come again in glory on the Last Day.

Commentary: This Advent, will faith stay safe or stand tall?

The world around us has brought American Christianity to a crossroads. Will we decorate our churches for Advent and Christmas or make a difference in the world?

In December’s ‘Lutheran Witness’

This edition starts with articles about Advent and also addresses topics such as how the Christian keeps Christ in Christmas.

CPH offers free Advent planning guide

Concordia Publishing House is offering pastors a free, downloadable planning guide designed to help them with their preparations for Advent.

LCMS President sends Advent blessings

Video message released in preparation for Christmas