Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Church of Saint John the Beloved (28 Sumter Ave, downtown Summerville) will present Lessons and Carols, a service of scripture and music in preparation for Christmas during the Advent season. The service will include music by the Adult Choir of St. John’s directed by Dr. David Friddle. Lessons and Carols will be on Sun., Dec. 8, 2013 at 4 p.m..
The Christian service of Lessons and Carols celebrates the upcoming birth of Jesus through scripture readings and choral music. Lessons and Carols were first celebrated on Christmas Eve in 1880 in Cornwall and were created by Edward White Besnson (1829-1896). Benson later became an Archbishop of Canterbury in 1883. Lessons and Carols have since been revised and adopted by many different Christian denominations. The Catholic service of Lessons and Carols includes up to nine scripture readings or lessons paired with carols. Sunday’s program will include music by Malcolm Archer, James Kirby, Michael Praetorious and others .The service is a wonderful way to take time out from the hustle and bustle of the season to reflect on the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.
This service is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information, contact St. John the Beloved Music at (843) 873-0631 x15.