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Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 8, 2019
5:00 PM

Church of the Holy Comforter
543 Beulah Road, NE 
Vienna, VA 22180
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Join Holy Comforter’s choirs for the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent. This Advent service is modeled after the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas from King’s College, Cambridge. Eric Milner-White, the former Dean of King’s, created both the Advent and Christmas Festivals, but distinguished the purpose of the Advent service as “not to celebrate Christmas, but to expect it.” Holy Comforter’s service will include a dramatic procession, readings, hymns, anthems, and organ music. There will be a festive reception following the service.