A Festival of
Nine Lessons and Carols
This service, in its present form of nine lessons from Scripture with carols and anthems interspersed, goes back in history to late 19th century England. Lessons and Carols had its origin at Truro Cathedral (
We have chosen to make some modifications to that format, while still following the basic progression. The heart of the service continues this day – that is, the retelling of the Christian’s story of faith from the fall of Adam to the coming of the Word Incarnate. This is a service of celebration and worship. The main theme is the development of God’s redemptive purpose through the words of the Bible. This is a corporate act of the Christian Community as we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Savior. We are summoned by the words of the carol:
“Come and worship, Come and worship
Worship Christ the newborn King.”
We welcome you to this service as we celebrate the birth of Jesus our Savior.
“Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!”I'll post a modified order of service tomorrow.