Wondering which Christmas service to attend?
Here’s the run-down of what to expect and when.
Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24:
5:30 pm – Family Service
Exactly what the title says–a festive and none-too-formal service for (but not limited to!) families with young children. This service will be in a lessons and carols format, and it will incorporate the semi-staged rendering of the Christmas story by children in costume. There is no Communion at this service, but we will conclude by singing “Silent Night” by candlelight.
7:30 pm – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Music for Trumpet and Organ
This service will be pretty similar in format to the usual Sunday 11:00 service, but with LOTS of traditional Christmas carols, including “Silent Night” by candlelight; and there is Communion. Come early to the service to enjoy an extended prelude of seasonal music for trumpet and organ.
10:00 pm – Feast of Music
10:30 pm – Holy Eucharist, Rite I with Choir and Orchestra
A half-hour of festive and meditative music for organ and orchestra will precede the liturgy. This service will be a solemn and majestic celebration using the traditional Rite I language and favorite carols, as well as choral music with chamber orchestra. There is Communion and the service concludes with the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight.
Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25:
10:00 am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
(One Service Only)
If you would like a full listing of the music at all of these services, including the service leaflets in PDF format, check the “Music Listings for Services” link at the top of this page.
Epiphany Processions and Carols
Friday, January 6, 2012
Dinner (Free) at 5:45, Service at 6:30