To Bless the Longest Night: A Liturgy for the Winter Solstice

Posted on November 14, 2018 by PLT Staff

Isabella Hall’s final project reflecting on her PLT summer internship at The Abundant Table in 2018. For more information on the Summer Internship in Lived Theology, click here.

Excerpt: “The winter solstice marks the single longest night in the calendar year and the commencement of the winter season in the northern hemisphere. We acknowledge the rhythms of our natural world as an invitation in to reflection upon not only the recreation we ourselves are continuously experiencing, but also the mystery and power of our God and created universe. As we eagerly await the nativity of Jesus at Christmastime, the long nights of the advent season invite us into reflection upon our waiting for the Lord’s return.”