A reflection from Patricia Bowerman:
Every year we were in England we attended a Lessons and Carols service. One was in a 16th century church with no lights or heating. We were crammed in like sardines, all wearing our long winter coats carrying candles. No organ. Just candle light and voices. I was with my then very dear 87 year old friend, who has since passed away. That will always be my favourite service. Tonight will be my second favourite. It was stunning in so many ways.
I loved the children being involved and the variety of media used. The photo collage or montage on the black background was pure artistic genius. A treasure for the families and participants.
Our Christmas program was a service based on an Anglican tradition called "Lessons and Carols." The students read a series of passages telling the Christmas story, starting with Genesis 2 and ending with John 1. The passages were interspersed with "carols" - in the traditional program, they're just songs, but we "Hope-i-fied" it by inviting artists to create a response in whatever discipline they work in. Click here for photos from Bill Ledbetter.
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