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Lessons & Carols

by | Nov 27, 2018

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Worship Service
December 23, 2018
10:30 am in the Sanctuary
First Parish Staff

In the late 1800’s at Truro’s Cathedral in England, a “festival of lessons and carols” was developed for Christmastime. Traditionally, the whole worship service contained only nine biblical narratives describing (in Christian terms) “the fall of humanity” and “the coming of the Messiah” paired with nine carols or hymns. The first Lessons and Carols service at King’s College in Cambridge marks its one hundredth anniversary on Christmas Eve 2018. At First Parish, we will honor this tradition during our multigenerational worship service on December 23rd, with stories and carols selected by First Parish staff members.