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Celebrating Advent at Trinity

The first few weeks of December are spent by thousands in preparing for Christmas Day—making lists, shopping for gifts, baking cookies, celebrating with family and friends.

The Trinity family gathered on December 7 for the 37th annual chapel to recognize the Advent season, a time of preparing hearts and minds for the celebration of Christ’s birth.

Professor Emeritus Dan Diephouse, who led the chapel, spoke of the paradox found in the advent, or arrival, of Jesus into the world. The king of the universe born in a manger, and later the triumphal entry into Jerusalem and brutal crucifixion, explained Diephouse, braid together the threads of humiliation and glorification.

During the candlelight service, students, faculty, and staff joined in songs, readings, and the lighting of the Advent candles. This time of fellowship and worship marked a blessed beginning to the holiday season.

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