And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

The traditional and much-beloved Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, as we know it today, was adapted by The Very Reverend Eric Milner-White for use at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge on Christmas Eve 1918. In his words, “The main theme is the development of the loving purposes of God …” seen “through the windows and words of the Bible.” The Christmas story unfolds, interspersed by seasonal carols, as the story of the birth of the Christ Child is recounted through word and music. The center of the service is still found by those who “go in heart and mind” and who consent to follow where the story leads.

This year, the parish clergy, lay leaders, and choir have joined together to create an online offering of this popular service. It is offered as a part of our ongoing cycle of daily liturgies, and as a gift to the parish and the wider community.

Please be generous in sharing the link to this liturgy with your friends to help to spread the Christmas message of peace and hope.

This service will remain online throughout Christmastide.

O God, who makest us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of thy only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that as we joyfully receive him for our Redeemer, so we may with sure confidence behold him when he shall come to be our Judge; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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