CANDLES & CONIFERS (BK)
Ruth Burgess (editor)
Resources for All Saints’ and Advent
Candles & Conifers is a collection of seasonal resources – prayers, liturgies, poems, reflections, sermons, meditations, stories and responses, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.
It offers resources for groups and individuals covering the weeks from All Saints’ Day to Christmas Eve, including saints’ days, Remembrance Day, World AIDS Day and Advent. There are liturgies for an outdoor celebration with fireworks, a Christingle service and a longest night service, as well as Advent candle ceremonies, personal prayer practices, a series of responses and blessings and a cats’ Advent calendar.
A companion resource book, Hay & Stardust, covers the season of Christmastide, from Christmas Eve to Candlemas.