St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church


The Hope of Rose Sunday

The Hope of Rose Sunday

Dec 14, 2014

Passage:John 1:6-28

Preacher: The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet


Like Lent, Advent is a penitential season. But on Rose Sunday, having passed the midpoint of Advent, the Church lightens the mood a little, and the color of a Rose comes forth. The change in color provides us with encouragement to continue our spiritual preparation—especially prayer and fasting—for Christmas.