About Advent By Candlelight

About Advent by Candlelight

The purpose of Advent by Candlelight is to set aside a special time to prepare our hearts for Christmas through the grace of Advent.  The evening combines an inspirational message with practical applications, music, fine food and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Guest Speaker Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the author (or editor) of over forty books, including best-selling titles like Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb’s Supper, Hail Holy Queen, A Father Who Keeps His Promises, Lord Have Mercy, First Comes Love, Swear to God, Understanding Our Father, Scripture Matter, Spirit and Life, Understanding the Scripture, Catholic Bible Dictionary, Many Are Called, Signs of Life, Reasons to Believe, Answering the New Atheism, Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace, and Living the Mysteries. His academic publications include Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God’s Saving Promises (Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library), The Kingdom of God as Liturgical Empire: A Theological Commentary on 1-2 Chronicles, Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI, Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy, and Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture (1300-1700). He is the editor of the academic periodical, Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology, and co-editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible.

An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Scott Hahn has delivered thousands of popular talks and academic lectures, nationally and internationally, on a wide range of topics related to Scripture, Theology and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these presentations have been recorded and distributed by Catholic Lighthouse, The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and St. Joseph Communications. He has appeared on hundreds of television programs on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), where he has also been the regular host and presenter on several popular 13-week series (including Our Fathers Plan, The Lamb’s Super, and Genesis to Jesus).

In 2014 Dr. Hahn was awarded by Cardinal George the William and Lois McEssy (pronounced Mac-uh-see) Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Mundelein Seminary (Chicago). He also holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was awarded the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary (Latrobe PA), which he held through 2011. In 2002, he was awarded Pio Cardinal Laghi Chair of Catholic Theology at the Pontifical Seminary Josephinum (Columbus OH), which he held through 2004.

Scott graduated from Grove City College in 1979 with his BA in Theology, Philosophy and Economics (magna cum laude). He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982 with his M.Div (summa cum laude). Scott received his Ph.D. in Theology from Marquette University in 1995 (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia (1975-85), and is a former Professor of Theology at the Dominion Theological Institute (Dominion, VA, now Chesapeake Theological Seminary). He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church (Fairfax VA). He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly for 35 years. They live in Steubenville Ohio and have six children and ten grandchildren.

Schedule for the evening

3:30 pm – The Tour of the Tables
4:00 pm – Mass
5:15 pm – Social time
6:45 pm – Reflection by renowned speaker and author Dr. Scott Hahn
8:00 pm – Dessert and coffee

This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend. It is not necessary to have been invited by a hostess. Many of our hostesses are offering all or several of the seats at their table to people who register through general reservations. To register to attend, please contact Maria MacConnie at: (770) 631-9945 or macconnieb@bellsouth.net


Childcare is available but a reservation is necessary. The cost is $5 per child for pizza and snacks. To register, please contact Tina Terrell at (678) 466-1724 or tterrell@holytrinityptc.org