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

Advent 2020

Advent Resource Kit 2020

In addition to the daily devotionals below, access this year's Lenten Resource Kit, containing

  • Big Book of Advent Devotionals, with multiple devotionals for each day and following the PCUSA Daily Lectionary;
  • SYI Advent Music for Guitar, enabling the youth in your congregation to share their musical talents;
  • Blogs, sermons, and seasonal reflections; and
  • Activities for kids.

ACCESS THE ADVENT RESOURCE KIT 

Advent Devotional 2020

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 THE 2020 ADVENT DEVOTIONAL

With thanks to our alums, who wrote this year's devotionals, and MDiv student Jon Mathieu, who provided the audio recordings.

Nov. 29, 2020 | The Rev. Brian Sandell ’12 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Nov. 30, 2020 | The Rev. Alyssa Bell ’11 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec.1, 2020 | The Rev. Jeffrey Conn ’00 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 2, 2020 | The Rev. Carol Divens Roth ’85 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 3, 2020 | The Rev. Dr. Richard W. Wingfield ’02/’13 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 4, 2020 | The Rev. Janet Duggins ’90 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 5 , 2020 | The Rev. Christopher Brown ’08 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 6 , 2020 | The Very Rev. Virginia Mazzarella ’90 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 7, 2020 | Samuel McCann ’19 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 8, 2020 | The Rev. Lisa J. Lyon ’92 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 9, 2020 | Brandon Anthony Shaw ’19 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 10, 2020 | The Rev. Mary Catherine (Kay) Day ’97 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 11, 2020 | David Peters ’07 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 12, 2020 | The Rev. Jo Ramsey ’99 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 13, 2020 | The Rev. Dr. James Graham ’66 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 14, 2020 | Dr. Patricia Sharbaugh ’99 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 15, 2020 | The Rev. Drew Himes ’13 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 16, 2020 | The Rev. Dorothy Densmore ’04 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 17, 2020 | Robert Jones ’14 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 18, 2020 | The Rev. Norma Prina Murphy ’93 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 19, 2020 | The Rev. Darryl Lockie ’17 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 20, 2020 | The Rev. Dr. Martha Murchison ’09 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 21, 2020 | The Rev. Timothy Goodman ’11 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 22, 2020 | The Rev. Mikayla Kovacik ’19 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 23, 2020 | The Rev. Scott Dennis ’13 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 24, 2020 | The Rev. Dr. Janice Holmes ’08 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

Dec. 25, 2020 | The Rev. Nathan Carlson ’11 | Online | PDF | Audio | Scripture Audio

 


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Devotionals App

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 THE 2020 ADVENT DEVOTIONAL

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 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 2020
Lent Devotional 2019
Lent Devotional 2018
Lent Devotional 2017
Lent Devotional 2016
Lent Devotional 2015
Lent Devotional 2014

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