Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Advent Lessons and Carols

On Sunday, December 5, Advent Lessons and Carols at St Michael’s Parish, Litchfield, CT was an inspiring experience of community and worship. As a preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ, this service of Christian worship, which dates back to the late 19th century, invited the community to focus on the meaning of Christmas. Scripture readings from Genesis, the Prophets and the Gospels were interwoven with hymns and medieval carols.

The service of Lessons and Carols at St. Michael’s Church was led by Music Director Dr. Marguerite Mullee and Rector Rev.M. Jennings Matheson with organist Susan Theodos and St Michael’s Choir and Readers. The ministry of music during this service was spiritually healing and renewing. It was a perfect example of music nourishing faith.

For readings and a format for Advent Lessons and Carols, visit www.usccb.org/advent/lessons.shtml .

Saturday, December 11 at 8 pm, Handel’s Messiah will be performed at St Michael’s Parish. For information contact the parish at 860-567-9465 or visit http://www.stmichaels-litchfield.org/