Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Advent Calendar 2011: Week 1 Wednesday

Fountains of Rome
Trevi Fountain

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together;for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
From Handel's Messiah: Part I

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advent Calendar 2011: Week 1 Tuesday

Fountains of Rome
At the Temple of Hercules

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of
darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit
us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come
again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the
dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.
Collect from the Book of Common Prayer
for the First Sunday of Advent

Monday, November 28, 2011

Advent Calendar: Week 1, Monday

Fountains of Rome
Piazza Navona

O come, o come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

9th Century Latin hymn

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent Calendar 2011: Week 1 Sunday

Fountains of Rome
Piazza San Pietro
INTRODUCTION: My blog has been dormant for several months. It seems that facebook and my classroom blog ( have been taking it's place. But with a new Advent Season I decided to dust off the AMOROMA blog and share a 5th Roman Advent Calendar. I remember Advent Calendars from my childhood, and over the years I shared them with my own kids, Emily and Peter. We would look forward to opening a window and revealing a picture, and sometimes a verse, relating to Christmas. (This year I have one on my iPad and a friend gifted me one in electronic form that I will begin opening on December 1st.)

Previous years I have posted Roman Windows, Roman Doors, Roman Gates and Angels in Rome. This year I will continue my Advent Calendar tradition with Fountains of Rome. Each day you will be able to log in and see a different fountain that I have encountered here in Rome.

Question: When do I start the Advent Calendar? Today, November 27, is the beginning of Advent in Christian Churches. There are just so many fountains in Rome, so I will begin today and let you "splash" in them until Christmas.