Advent Devotional 2023

Read and/or listen to daily meditations written by members of the Seminary community. 

Download and print the PDF version of the 2023 Advent Devotionals. DOWNLOAD

With thanks to William Hammond, friend of the Seminary, for lending his voice to this year's audio devotionals.

Dec. 3, 2023 | The Rev. Angela Hancock | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 4, 2023 | Mark Russell | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 5, 2023 | Michelle Spomer | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 6, 2023 | The Rev. Charles Fischer III  | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 7, 2023 | The Rev. Bala Khyllep | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 8, 2023 | The Rev. Dr. Kimberly Russaw | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 9, 2023 | The Rev. Dr. Leanna Fuller | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 10, 2023 | Dr. Franklin Tanner Capps | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 11, 2023 | The Rev. Chris Taylor '19 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 12, 2023 | Maj. Corinne Cameron '23  | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 13, 2023 | The Rev. Dr. Allan Irizarry-Graves ’17 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 14, 2023 | The Rev. Dr. Edwin Chr. van Driel | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 15, 2023 | The Rev. Darren Rogers ’17 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 16, 2023 | The Rev. Patrice Fowler-Searcy ’13 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 17, 2023 | Dr. Scott Hagley | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 18, 2023 | Katelyn Fisher | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 19, 2023 | Dr. Dan Frayer-Griggs ’08 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 20, 2023 | Elizabeth Baisley | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 21, 2023 | The Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 22, 2023 | The Rev. Kelsy Brown ’10 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 23, 2023 | The Rev. Amy Newell ’22 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 24, 2023 | Tracy Riggle Young | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 25, 2023 | The Rev. Andy Greenhow | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio




Use all or part of this order of worship from a hanging of the greens service at PTS in 2022, to make decorating the church building an act of worship.

Download Hanging of the Greens Service

Consider these child-friendly activities to involve the kids in your church in various hanging of the greens festivities. 

Download Hanging of the Greens Child-Friendly



Use all or part of this order of worship from a service of lessons and carols at PTS in 2022, using music and Scriptures to celebrate the joy of the Advent and Christmas season.

Download Service of Lessons and Carols



In recent years, many churches have chosen to offer a Service of the Longest Night or Blue Christmas service. The idea is to create a space to sit with the less cheerful emotions of the holidays—not to wallow in sadness but to find hope amidst the pain. Use these resources from PTS Communications Strategist the Rev. Erik Hoeke to plan your service.

Download Longest Night Worship Resources



The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sterling ’88/’98 wrote an Advent hymn as an alternative to what he calls an abundance of “depressing ones.” Anyone is free to use it, as long as they give credit to the author.

Download Advent Hymn

The Rev. Dr. Graham D. S. Deans '06 has written a new Advent hymn to the tune of Menuet Gothique. Use this as a congregational hymn, sung by your church choir, or even special music.

Download the Lyrics

Download the Sheet Music



This compendium of devotionals follows the Daily Lectionary readings for Advent 2023. In this resource, you will find one or more devotionals and accompanying prayers on each of the passages.

Download the Big Book of Advent - Year 2

For even more Advent resources, visit the Seasonal Resources - Advent section of our website. 


Past Years

Advent Devotional 2022
Advent Devotional 2021
Advent Devotional 2020
Advent Devotional 2019
Advent Devotional 2018
Advent Devotional 2017
Advent Devotional 2016
Advent Devotional 2015
Advent Devotional 2014
Advent Devotional 2013
Advent Devotional 2012
Advent Devotional 2011
Advent Devotional 2010
Advent Devotional 2009
Advent Devotional 2008

Lent Devotional 2023
Lent Devotional 2022
Lent Devotional 2021
Lent Devotional 2020
Lent Devotional 2019
Lent Devotional 2018
Lent Devotional 2017
Lent Devotional 2016
Lent Devotional 2015
Lent Devotional 2014

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