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Advent Vespers Photos in Central Lutheran Church

Advent Vespers

For more than four decades, Augsburg University has ushered in the Advent and Christmas seasons with Advent Vespers, a magnificent experience of music and liturgy focusing on the theme of preparation and culminating in the joyful celebration of the Incarnation.

View the recording of the 43rd Annual Advent Vespers service, along with many others, on our University Archives Advent Vespers Collection playlist. For a few individual selections from the service, take a look through the Augsburg Music Department Advent Vespers playlist. Watch for information about the recording of the 44th Annual Advent Vespers service.


We invite you to join us in the celebration of the Incarnation at the 44th annual Advent Vespers services.

Dates and Times

  • Friday, December 1, 2023 — 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 — 2:00 p.m. (This service will be live-streamed)
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 — 5:00 p.m.


Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Advent Vespers is free to the public with a suggested donation of $30 per person.


Seating envelopes are required for entry and may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon on Monday, October 23, 2023. Reserve your seats:

  • Seating envelopes are required for entry and may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. We are opening reservations earlier than expected—reserve your seats today!
  • In-person at the Augsburg Music Office in Anderson Music Hall


As part of Advent Vespers, we are offering a digital daily devotion throughout Advent tying to our Vespers theme using scripture texts and hymn stanzas with reflections by members of the Augsburg community.  Advent Vespers Devotional


Support Us

In this holy season, you are invited to support the efforts embodied in this year’s Augsburg Advent Vespers:


Link for 2021 Advent Vespers Service