Advent & Christmas Worship


Advent Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 3 at 3 PM

From Darkness to Light is the theme of this year’s Advent Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM in the Cathedral. Advent is the beginning of our Church Year, and its signs and symbols remind us that we are in a season of preparation and waiting.  Filled with tradition, the universal symbol of lighting a candle reminds us that though we live in a dark world, at the heart of the Christian Gospel is the message of hope. Advent is rich in music and verse, including some of the finest poetry in scripture; the prophecies of Isaiah and the heroic stories of John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary. Sometimes our lives are dark, but year by year we light a candle in a dark room, affirming that God has already lit a candle in our dark world. We invite you to come to Lessons and Carols, help us light the candle, hear the words of our story, sing the sometimes quiet and thunderous melodies, prepare, wait, and know that ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never overcome it.’ Come, be with us.

Celtic Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 10 at 2 PM

A Celtic Christmas Celebration featuring Blackwater with guest ensembles Bricolage Project & The Moravian College Celtic Ensemble. An afternoon of tradition and ancient songs, tunes, and chant.  Tea & scones to follow. Admission (cash at the door) Adults $15 – Student $10 – Children under 12 FREE

Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 17 

10:30 AM Come and hear the story we love and treasure told by the children of the Cathedral.

HARK! Winter Choral Concert
Sunday, December 17 at 4PM

Presented by the Lehigh Valley Chorale.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, December 19 at 7 PM

Cathedral Choir and Friends Similar to the Lessons and Carols service of King’s College. Choral music from ancient to 21st century, punctuated by harp and flute.  ($10 suggested donation)

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24
10 AM IV Advent Holy Eucharist
5 PM Christmas Eve Family Eucharist
10 PM Christmas Music Prelude
10:30 PM Candlelight Festival Eucharist

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25
10 AM Holy Eucharist with Music
3 PM Organ Noëls with Stephen Williams, organist.  A wonderful, unique tradition, and great way to spend Christmas afternoon!

Celtic Spirituality Night
Saturday, December 30 at 5 PM

Celtic Christmas, Candlelight, Live Christmas Celtic Music

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