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Service_of_Lessons_and_Carols_2017.pdf

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

 

Many years ago, Archbishop Edward Benson of Truro Cathedral in England instituted this beautiful service based on the medieval vigil service.  The Very Reverend E.M. Milner-White at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England modified it at a later date.  Since then it has been sung annually in King’s College Chapel on Christmas Eve.  This lovely version which pairs Old Testament lessons with New Testament ones comes from the cathedral in Sydney, Australia.