Be part of the Anglican Communion’s Global Advent Calendar. It’s an innovative way to engage in the season of Advent with people all over the world. Simply respond to the daily meditation emailed to you with images and prayers that speak to your heart. Your images and prayers will appear in the Advent Calendar with others from around the world. Join us as we anticipate the coming of Christ, the fulfillment of our deepest longings.

#AdventWord is the world’s first crowd-sourced global Advent Calendar that asks Christians to pray over a word and meditation and respond with an image on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. #AdventWord encourages younger people to pray through their smartphones every day of Advent.

#AdventWord was established by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) in 2014 in partnership with the Office of the Anglican Communion. In 2017, Virginia Theological Seminary joined as a production partner.

#AdventWord works by asking people each day of Advent via email and social media in multiple languages to meditate on a word and post a picture in response on their personal social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and tag with picture with two hashtags: #AdventWord and the hashtag of the day. The responses, over 10,000 images on Instagram and over 5,000 images on Twitter and Facebook. Images are pulled into website to create a crowd-sourced Advent Calendar. The result is visual evidence of the joy of people praying together around the world. Somewhere is the region of 100,000 social media users have participated.

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