Christmas

British Sign Language (BSL) translations of Christmas carols and 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. You can download our videos of Christmas carols in British Sign Language (BSL) to include them in online and onsite carol services, Bible studies, school assemblies, nativity plays, church groups, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

Advent (the season leading up to Christmas)

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).

See also: Advent (Second coming) and Advent Wreath and Advent Candle and Wreath

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Advent Candle

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.

See also: Advent (the season leading up to Christmas) and Advent (Second coming) and Advent Wreath and Wreath

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Advent Wreath

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Advent Wreath. During the four weeks leading up to Christmas, a wreath made from greenery and berries is constructed for decoration in some churches. Typically, the Advent wreath forms the base on which the Advent candle is displayed, perhaps with other candles.

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Alleluia / Hallelujah

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Alleluia / Hallelujah. Alleluia (Greek) and Hallelujah (Hebrew) combine the word for praise with part of Yahweh’, a form of the Hebrew name for God, giving: ‘Praise you, God’. Commonly used as a shout of acclamation and adoration.

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Angel Of The Lord

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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