A Digital Advent Calendar
We invite you to join us this Advent season as we draw upon the music and biblical lyrics of Handel’s Messiah to help us prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Each daily devotion will include a biblical text drawn directly from Messiah, a meditation written by one of our gifted CSLI authors, classical artwork for reflection, and music of Messiah performed by The Falls Church Anglican Choir under the musical direction of Simon Dixon. You can subscribe for daily devotionals with the music delivered to your inbox.
Worshiping the Messiah during Advent
Handel’s sacred oratorio known simply as Messiah is performed globally at Christmas and Easter, and its “Hallelujah Chorus” is one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written. I believe the reason Messiah continues to inspire people today is that its lyrics or “libretto” come directly from the Holy Scriptures. These words, inspired by the Holy Spirit, when sung, as David sang the Psalms, move, convict, and encourage our hearts and minds.