This week I got back in the swing of things. First, I uploaded Episode Two in Advent: a Season of Penitence & Preparation. Episode Two is the final episode in this Seasonal Video series and it brings me closer to achieving my post-retirement objective of a teaching video for every season on the Anglican Church Calendar.
Episode Two is focused on the Third Sunday in Advent, Fourth Sunday in Advent, and other traditions of Advent, including the Great “O” Antiphons for the final seven days in Advent and Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve. The illustration at left is one of nine scenes in the life of John the Baptist, five on the front side and four on the back. Another scene from the same source included in Episode Two depicts St. John the Baptist baptizing a man in a wooden tub.
The final missing piece in the AIC Seasonal Video series, Christmas: The Nativity of Our Lord, is also nearing completion. The script and slides are complete, awaiting its soundtrack and final video editing. I hope to finish both episodes in September or early October. The series will be available in two episodes, each with historic art, much of which viewers may not have seen before. Episode One will cover the evolution of the Christmas tradition in the Western Church, Anglican traditions of Christmas, the two Collect, Epistle and Gospel readings for Christmas Day, plus the changes made for Morning and Evening Prayer and the Proper Preface for the Octave of Christmas. Episode Two will cover the First Sunday after Christmas Day, Second Sunday after Christmas Day and include discussion of the Twelve Days of Christmas tradition and information on the fourteen hymns or carols of Christmas in the St. Chrysostom Hymnal that are either not found in the venerable 1940 Hymnal or are arranged to different tunes. The Twelve Days of Christmas video series, with one episode for each day of the twelve days from Dec. 25th through Jan. 5th, will be reissued with new content and many new illustrations in December 2018 A.D. The changes will make the Twelve Days program consistent with the style and content of all the other Seasonal Video series. Episodes are, or will be, linked from the Digital Library page (with Podcasts linked from the Podcast Archive page).
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