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Date: Dec. 20, 2015
By Franklin Lacava
program of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, but with a few less-than-
Rather than following the original liturgy of nine lessons first performed at Kings College in Cambridge, England, in the 19th century, this year’s rendition will be more loosely structured as a modern worship service.
According to interim pastor the Rev. Thomas Holslag, the lesson of the musical and narrative program is “based on the birth narrative of Christ as found in the Gospel Of Luke. This year’s presentation will be a series of hymns, anthems and carols, but we’re going to inject a children’s time which has never been done before,” Holslag said.
“In the past it’s been more of a production, this year it will be more interactive with the participation of the audience. Everything will be tied together with music. Lessons and Carols has a great emotional impact. It’s the message of Christ’s coming into the world that means men and women can be free from the evils of the world. What people take away with them — in the story and through the music — is what stays with them.” [FULL STORY]