Annual Advent Lessons and Carols this Sunday

Dec 13, 2013 No Comments by

The St. Jude Parish Adult Choir will present the 13th Annual Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 15th at 4 PM. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary Advent music and readings from Sacred Scripture heralding the expectation of the birth of Jesus Christ. This spiritual, musical event is an opportunity to slow down from the busyness of the season and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming”) is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called Levavi.

Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used in reference to the Second Coming. Christians believe that the season of Advent serves a reminder both of the original waiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth of their Messiah as well as the waiting of Christians for the second coming of Christ.

The concert is a joyful sound interweaved with stories of the first Christmas. The sprinkling of contemporary tunes with beloved classics helps those who attend to reflect on the reason for the season the birth of Jesus Christ. Treat yourself to the blessed and grace-filled performance.

The concert is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served by St. Jude Seniors in the Parish Hall, located at 435 Mammoth Road.

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Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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