Music at St. Paul’s presents Christmas Lessons & Carols
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 10am, Music at St. Paul’s will present a Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols. Featuring the Chancel Choir of St. Paul’s under the direction of Dr. Paul Cienniwa, this musical eucharistic service will include traditional Christmas carols and choral anthems. While many may feel that Christmas passes on December 25, Christians throughout the world celebrate the season of Christmas from December 25 through January 5, also known as Twelfth Night. These are the original twelve days of Christmas!
The tradition of Christmas Lessons & Carols comes from King’s College, Cambridge, beginning in the late 19th century. The service is based on a series of readings, or lessons, that tell of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus. Christmas carols and choral anthems reflect on the various readings, and congregational singing is encouraged.
Christmas Lessons & Carols is open to the public, and St. Paul’s is handicapped accessible. A freewill offering is encouraged to support the programming. For more information on this event and Music at St. Paul’s 32nd Season, visit http://music.stpaulsdelray.org or call 561-278-6003. Music at St. Paul’s concerts are held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach.