top of page

Poems for Advent

During Advent, I will be featuring three guest posts, each by a different author and with a different theme and style. (Read the first, an academic look at the Gospel of Mark, here and the second, a reflection about seeing the light of Jesus, here). This third and final guest post for Advent features three poems about the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany written by my family friend, Rev. Robert Baldwin “B.” Lloyd.

B. began his ministry in the Episcopal Church in the 1950s; in the 1980s he became the national director of the Appalachian People’s Service Organization, now the Episcopal Appalachian Ministries, and he has served as a priest and adviser to the Monacan People at Bear Mountain in Amherst County, VA for many years. B., now 92, is well-remembered as an advocate for social justice, civil rights, and the welfare of the people of Appalachia. You may read more about B. as well as some of his reflections on welfare of prisoners in the “justice” system here.