Each year Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers our free Advent and Lent devotionals and resource kits as our gift to you! 

Advent 2021

Advent Resource Kit 2021

In addition to the daily devotionals below, this year's Advent Resource Kit, contains

  • Big Book of Advent Devotionals, with multiple devotionals for each day and following the PCUSA Daily Lectionary;
  • SYI Advent Music for guitar;
  • Blogs, sermons, and seasonal reflections; and
  • Pictoral narrative of the birth and childhood of Jesus.

Access the Advent Resource Kit 2021.

Advent Devotional 2021

Read and/or listen to daily meditations written by members of the Seminary community. Scroll down to learn more about the various ways you can read the daily messages.

Download and print the PDF version of this year's Advent Devotional. DOWNLOAD

Nov. 28, 2021 | The Rev. Caitlin Rohrer Werth ’10 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Nov. 29, 2021 | The Rev. Michelle Wahila ’05 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Nov. 30, 2021 | The Rev. Dr. Graham Deans ’06 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 1, 2021 | Brenda Henry ’17 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 2, 2021 | The Rev. Alice L. Phillips ’94 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 3, 2021 | The Rev. John Bower ’00 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 4, 2021 | The Rev. Beth Creekpaum ’10 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 5, 2021 | The Rev. Michael Haddox ’12 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 6, 2021 | The Rev. Jeff Eddings ’08 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 7, 2021 | Judy Zimmerman Herr ’82 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 8, 2021 | Jon Mathieu ’21 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 9, 2021 | The Rev. Alan D. Olson ’14 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 10, 2021 | The Rev. Samantha Lowery-Coggins ’20 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 11, 2021 | The Rev. Lawrence James Lalama ’93 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 12, 2021 | The Rev. Ben Phipps ’15 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 13, 2021 | Sarah Knapp ’21 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 14, 2021 | The Rev. Carolyn Cranston '99 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 15, 2021 | The Rev. Will Scott ’12 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 16, 2021 | The Rev. Rebecca L. Dix ’15/’17 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 17, 2021 | The Rev. Dr. Mark Whitsel ’04/’18 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 18, 2021 | The Rev. Paula Cooper ’10/’13 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 19, 2021 | The Rev. Lee Platt ’02 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 20, 2021 | Rose Schrott ’21 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 21, 2021 | The Rev. Michael J. Wallace ’14 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 22, 2021 | Amanda Horan ’20 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 23, 2021 | The Rev. Gregory Steible ’14 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 24, 2021 | Will Robbins ’21 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

Dec. 25, 2021 | The Rev. Dave Dack ’11 | Online | PDF | Scripture Audio | Devotional Audio

 


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The Seminary's Advent and Lenten Devotionals are available through a free app for your Android or Apple device. Visit the Google Play Store or iTunes Store and search for "Devotions - Advent & Lent" or follow these link from your mobile device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.pts.devotions (Android) or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/devotions-advent-lent/id945697533?ls=1&mt=8 (Apple).

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Devotionals to Print and Share

We also offer a printed version of the devotional that's great for sharing with your small church group. You can request a printed copy be mailed to you by e-mailing reception@pts.edu or calling 412-362-5610. Download this years Advent Devotional. DOWNLOAD

Devotionals for Your Website

Want to embed the Seminary's Lent devotional on your church's website? E-mail info@pts.edu and we'll send you the code! The content will automatically load and be displayed for each day.

Past Years

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 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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