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Advent Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

Sunday, December 11, 6 PM We invite you to a service of hymns, carols and readings for the season of Advent: carry your candle and journey with us through the season from darkness to light. Advent, the season in which the Church observes the beginning of her liturgical year, marks the coming of Christ Jesus—not only…

Advent Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

Advent, the season in which the Church observes the beginning of her liturgical year, marks the coming of Christ Jesus—not only his first coming at Christmas long ago, but also his second coming at the end of time. We invite you to join us for this candlelight service as we read the great texts of…

Advent Lessons and Carols

On Sunday, December 7th at 6:00 pm, please join St. Thomas’ Parish Choir, directed by Giles Brightwell, for Advent Lessons and Carols, with music by Palestrina, Goldschmidt, Handel, Steel, Stanford, Purcell, and Bach. The service of Advent Lessons and Carols represents the journey from darkness into light as we look to the coming of Christ Jesus with…

Origin of the Advent Lessons and Carols Service

Advent — the word means coming or arrival — is a season which has two meanings for Christians. It is a time to prepare for the anniversary of the Jesus Christ’s first coming-his birth to the Blessed Virgin Mary at Bethlehem two thousand years ago-and culminates in our celebration of Christmas, the twelve-day feast that…