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  Roger Hutchison's Advent  
Acrylic, November 2005
14x14  inches

Roger Hutchison

Roger writes of Advent, "This painting, for me, came out of a sense of waiting—of expectation. Mary is soon to give birth to Jesus. She is searching, watching, waiting. The star in the sky is also watching – waiting.

The world is in a place of waiting—a place of fear and war. We await the Christ-child. We are hungry for peace and understanding."

This sense of searching, waiting and watching captures the spirit of Advent, the season in which we long for both our celebration of Jesus birth at Christmas and for his return in glory. This longing is captured in that 12th century Latin hymn we know through the text of the Hymnal 1982's hymn 56,

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

Roger Hutchison
Email: Hutchison@trinitysc.org

Parish: Parish: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, SC






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