Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church and School will present an event intended to usher in the Advent and Christmas season with a little taste of Great Britain! The English classic, “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” is a Christmas service that celebrates the birth of Jesus through nine short readings from the biblical books of Genesis, the prophets, and the Gospels. The scriptures are combined with music and congregational singing of Christmas songs and carols. The readings tell the story of the Fall of Humanity, the Promise of the Messiah, and the Birth of Jesus. The media and community are welcome to this free event to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 6600 Miami Lakeway North, Miami Lakes, FL, 33014 (305) 362-5315.
“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” is the Christmas Eve service held annually in King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, UK. The Festival was introduced in 1918 to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world. Our Lady of the Lakes’ version has been adapted to include bilingual readings and dancers as well as the traditional music and readings.
The Our Lady of the Lakes’ Children’s Choir, musicians, dancers, Glee Club and other students will perform with their teachers, Church parishioners, and the OLL Church’s Adult Choir under the direction of Sister Helene Kloss, OP.
Donations to offset production costs are welcome.
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School and Church Present
“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”
A bilingual adaptation of this 1918 British classic performance broadcast annually in the King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, UK since 1928. OLL student performers and teachers, Church parishioners, and the OLL adult choir under the direction of Sister Helene Kloss will delight the audience with an uplifting musical, dance, and dramatic performance that tells the story of the Fall of Humanity, the Promise of the Messiah, and the Birth of Jesus.