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).
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.
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.
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.
A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Afraid / Scared / Fear. To be fearful or greatly concerned. As the shepherds were when the angels appeared to when to tell them of the birth of Jesus, or when Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary when they went to see his tomb.
Biblical references include: Genesis 3:10, 1 Samuel 18:12, Matthew 28:5, and Luke 2:10
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.
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.