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Waiting: An Aural Advent Calendar

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Anchor your Advent contemplation & reflection in the midst of the hectic Christmas season with Waiting, a daily audio Advent Calendar from Trinity Cathedral Portland. Take a moment to pause each day with these brief 5-10 minute episodes – original meditations on the theme of waiting offered by a variety of interfaith clergy, as well as musicians & poets.

Listen to the full calendar below, or click a link to listen wherever you go by subscribing to on your favorite podcast app. We look forward to joining you on your Advent journey!

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The First Week of Advent

Day 1 | First Sunday of Advent | November 28

The Rev'd Shana McCauley, Canon for Cathedral Life at Trinity Cathedral in Portland

Day 2 | Monday, November 29

The Rev'd Matthew David Morris, Associate Priest/Digital Missioner at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, Portland, and Chaplain (aka Mother Superior) of The Chapel with Nadia Bolz-Weber

Day 3 | Tuesday, November 30

Day 4 | Wednesday, December 1

The Rev'd Regan Schutz, Rector of Christ Church in Coronado, CA

Day 5 | Thursday, December 2

The Rev'd Michael Ellick, Director of Public Engagement at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Day 6 | Friday, December 3

Anya Pearson, playwright, poet, actress, activist

Day 7 | Saturday, December 4

Dr. Katie Burk, Organ Scholar at Trinity Cathedral in Portland

The Second Week of Advent

Day 8 | Second Sunday of Advent | December 5

Day 9 | Monday, December 6

The Rev'd David Sweeney, Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Seaside, OR

Day 10 | Tuesday, December 7

Jill Osburn, Missioner for Youth and Liturgical Assistant at Trinity Cathedral in Portland

Day 11 | Wednesday, December 8

Jill Osburn, Missioner for Youth and Liturgical Assistant at Trinity Cathedral in Portland

Day 12 | Thursday, December 9

The Rev'd Callie Swanlund, spiritual companion and co-dreamer based in Philadelphia

Day 13 | Friday, December 10

Jamie Deering, spiritual coach & contemplative leader

Day 14 | Saturday, December 11

Ross Martinie Eiler of the Bloomington Catholic Worker in Bloomington, IN, and Eli Schille Hudson, Instructor of Guitar at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA

The Third Week of Advent

Day 15 | Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday | December 12

The Rev’d Matthew Lawrence, Canon for Spiritual Formation at Trinity Cathedral in Portland

Day 16 | Monday, December 13

The Rev'd Canon Rebekah Bokros Hatch & Styx Hatch

(Rebekah is Rector of St. Alban's in Simsbury, CT, Interim Dean of Formation for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and a member of the Small Churches Big Impact Collective. Her child Styx is a high school sophomore who spends most of their time at drama rehearsals.)

Day 17 | Tuesday, December 14

The Rev'd Dr. Ian Doescher, author of the William Shakespeare's Star Wars series, who is ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA

Day 18 | Wednesday, December 15

The Rev'd Chris Arnold, SMMS, Priest and Spiritual Director in the Diocese of Fon du Lac

Day 19 | Thursday, December 16

Sarah White, Community Advocate & Writer

Day 20 | Friday, December 17

Maya Gascoyne, music teacher at Ainsworth Elementary and director of the St. Cecilia Choir at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, both in in Portland

Day 21 | Saturday, December 18

The Lincoln High School Cardinal Choir in Portland, directed by Lisa Riffel

The Fourth Week of Advent

Day 22 | Fourth Sunday of Advent | December 19

The Rev'd Jennifer Creswell, Doula, chaplain, and priest in Portland

Day 23 | Monday, December 20

James Michael Joiner, poet, singer-songwriter & prayer

Day 24 | Tuesday, December 21

The Rev'd Shaneequa Brokenleg, Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation for the Episcopal Church

Day 25 | Wednesday, December 22

The Rev. Dr. Brendan Barnicle, rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Wilsonville, OR

Day 26 | Thursday, December 23

The Rev'd Leyla King, Rector of Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a member of the Small Churches, Big Impact Collective

Day 27 | Christmas Eve | Friday, December 24

Poets Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo, Annie Lighthart, and former Poet Laureate of Oregon Paulann Petersen

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