A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Prepare your heart for Christmas at Trinity in the Fields

By the Evening Times News Staff news@theeveningtimes.com

Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m., Trinity in the FIelds Anglican Church will present their Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is fashioned basically in the tradition of the King’s College Cambridge, of which its first such service was held on Christmas Eve 1918.  The service was first broadcast in 1928 and, with the exception of 1930, has been broadcast annually, even during the Second World War, when the ancient glass (and also all heat) had been removed from the Chapel and the name of King’s could not be broadcast for security reasons. In the early 1930s, the BBC began broadcasting the service on overseas programs. It is estimated that there are millions of listeners worldwide, including those to Radio Four in the United Kingdom. In offering a service of Scripture and music that is so deeply rooted in tradition, the church hopes to provide insight into the Anglican faith as part of the way that they worship as a congregation at Trinity in the Fields, and in doing so provide witness and celebration to the community of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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