Christmastide

+ “Fear and Glory” evokes the vulnerable hope of Christmastide and the virgin birth in the midst of a harsh but beautiful rainstorm, with scriptures drawn from Luke 2. The meditation was filmed by FULLER studio in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The audio for this video is in Finnish with subtitles in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean—a poetic way to represent the primary tongues of our community. For FULLER studio: Lauralee Farrer, director; Ron Allchin, producer; Nate Harrison, director of photography; Lindsey Sheets, cinematographer; Kaitlin Schluter, development specialist; Patrick O’Neil Duff, editor; Professor of Systematic Theology Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, narration; OX Creative, titles; travel courtesy of Pasquale and Danelle Russo.

The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas), to transcendence (Epiphany), to lament (Lent), to redemption (Easter), to the birth of the church (Pentecost), and through long, numbered days (Ordinary Time) back to Advent. The liturgical meditation series to which this video belongs relies on nature to tell the story of God, accompanied by scriptures traditional to each season.

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