Western Rite Service of Lessons and Carols (December 10, 2016)
With special guest Belle Voci of Orlando, FL, St. Mary Orthodox Church of Cambridge, MA presents its annual celebration of Lessons and Carols, a beautiful service anticipating the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. In this service, we listen to nine Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer.