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British Sign Language (BSL) translations for words and phrases related to advent and Christmas. Our videos are presented by Deaf BSL users who are practising Christians. The presenting team includes professional translators and interpreters, church leaders, and tutors.

Advent (the season leading up to Christmas)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of advent (the season leading up to Christmas). The season of the Church's year in which Christians prepare to celebrate the nativity (the birth of Christ).

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of advent (the season leading up to Christmas). The season of the Church’s year in which Christians prepare to celebrate the nativity (the birth of Christ).

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Advent Candle

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Advent Candle. A special candle used in some churches and homes during Advent. Traditions vary: eg one candle, marked with the days of the month (as signed here); five candles, with one being lit each Sunday in Advent, etc.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Advent Candle. A special candle used in some churches and homes during Advent. Traditions vary: eg one candle, marked with the days of the month (as signed here); five candles, with one being lit each Sunday in Advent, etc.

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Angel Of The Lord

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Angel Of The Lord. At times this phrase seems to refer to a (senior) angel but, at other times, it appears to indicate God himself, rather than God’s messenger.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Angel Of The Lord. At times this phrase seems to refer to a (senior) angel but, at other times, it appears to indicate God himself, rather than God’s messenger.

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Annunciation (-The)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Annunciation. The announcement to Mary and Joseph, by the Angel Gabriel, that Jesus had been conceived.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Annunciation. The announcement to Mary and Joseph, by the Angel Gabriel, that Jesus had been conceived.

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Archangel

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Archangel. A senior or principal angel.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Archangel. A senior or principal angel.

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Begotten (not made) (specifically Jesus)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Begotten (not made) (specifically Jesus). A term that affirms the divinity of Christ, in that he was not made human but took on human form. See also: Beget / Begat

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Begotten (not made) (specifically Jesus). A term that affirms the divinity of Christ, in that he was not made human but took on human form.

See also: Beget / Begat

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Bethlehem

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bethlehem. The place of Jesus' birth; also known as the City of David.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bethlehem. The place of Jesus’ birth; also known as the City of David.

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Betrothed

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Betrothed. A couple in a binding agreement or formal contract to marry.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Betrothed. A couple in a binding agreement or formal contract to marry.

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Bleak

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bleak. Feeling empty; cold and miserable (weather); unwelcoming (place).

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bleak. Feeling empty; cold and miserable (weather); unwelcoming (place).

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Bray

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bray. Animal cries, especially loud or insistent ones. Sometimes used (disparagingly) about an individual's voice or manner of speaking.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bray. Animal cries, especially loud or insistent ones. Sometimes used (disparagingly) about an individual’s voice or manner of speaking.

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Caesar

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Caesar. Roman emperor, for instance, Caesar Augustus was the emperor at the time of Jesus' birth.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Caesar. Roman emperor, for instance, Caesar Augustus was the emperor at the time of Jesus’ birth.

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Christmas / Nowell / Noel

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Christmas / Nowell / Noel. Annual Christian festival, celebrating the birth of Jesus. There is no established Christian sign for Christmas. This is an example of one of many possible signs for Christmas.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Christmas / Nowell / Noel. Annual Christian festival, celebrating the birth of Jesus. There is no established Christian sign for Christmas. This is an example of one of many possible signs for Christmas.

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Cradle (Holding)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cradle (Holding). To hold a person, animal or object in one's arms with care and gentleness. See also: Cradle / Crib

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cradle (Holding). To hold a person, animal or object in one’s arms with care and gentleness.

See also: Cradle / Crib

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Cradle / Crib

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cradle / Crib. A bed for a baby. See also: Cradle (Holding)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cradle / Crib. A bed for a baby.

See also: Cradle (Holding)

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Decree

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Decree. An official order.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Decree. An official order.

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Frankincense

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Frankincense. An aromatic resin used in anointing and burnt offerings; symbolises priesthood.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Frankincense. An aromatic resin used in anointing and burnt offerings; symbolises priesthood.

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Herald

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Herald. One who goes before, to make a proclamation about a forthcoming event; a happening that is regarded as a sign of something that is going to occur. See also: Hebrew (Language)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Herald. One who goes before, to make a proclamation about a forthcoming event; a happening that is regarded as a sign of something that is going to occur.

See also: Hebrew (Language)

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Host of Angels

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Host of Angels. Those living under one roof and having meals and living space in common, eg a family or group of friends.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Host of Angels. Those living under one roof and having meals and living space in common, eg a family or group of friends.

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Host of Angels

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Host of Angels. The army of angels mentioned in the Jewish and Christian Bibles.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Host of Angels. The army of angels mentioned in the Jewish and Christian Bibles.

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Lowing

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Lowing. The vocalisations of cattle.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Lowing. The vocalisations of cattle.

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Mary (Mother of Jesus)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Mary (Mother of Jesus). The mother of Jesus, also referred to as the Virgin Mary. See also: Virgin (Mary)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Mary (Mother of Jesus). The mother of Jesus, also referred to as the Virgin Mary.

See also: Virgin (Mary)

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