Nicholas V Kroeze - Carved Red Oak
A biography of liturgical wood carver Nicholas V. Kroeze.
|Featured Artist Nicholas V. Kroeze|
Time to Worship
Carved red oak Advent candle holder 2002
The central theme of the Time to Worship Advent Log is the eternal purpose of God in Christ, designed in the shape of a cross to focus one’s meditation on Christ’s ultimate sacrifice.
The scenes are framed within cathedral like arches—the formal place of worship. The central arch is open to all sides, serving as a focal point, where the light of Christ’s presence glows, drawing our hearts to worship.
Twenty-nine candles are lit beginning each year on November 28 (lighting each arm in succession) after those gathered read from Old and New Testament selections.
Arch 1 Perfect Fellowship
Adam and Eve Communing with God in Eden
Arch 2 Covenant
Noah’s Altar after the Flood
Arch 3 Sojourn
Melchizedek Welcoming Abram
Arch 4 Provision
The Ram Provided for Sacrifice
Arch 5 Kindness and Faithfulness
Rebekah at the Well
Arch 6 Unseen Presence
Jacob’s Dream of the Heavenly Stairway
Arch 7 Deliverance
Miriam Celebrating the Egyptians’ Defeat
Arch 8 Tabernacle
The Glory of God’s Presence
Arch 9 Providence
Boaz Takes Ruth as His Wife
Arch 10 Commitment
Hannah Brings Samuel to Eli
Arch 11 War
David’s Deliverance from His Enemies
Arch 12 Hope
Walking from Darkness into Light
Arch 13 Future
Justice and Peace from the Lord
Arch 14 Celebration
The Coming of the Messiah
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