A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hosted by Michael Barone, this live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England, is where the 30-voice King’s College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

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. The service includes carols and readings from the Bible. The opening carol is always 'Once in Royal David's City', and there is always a new, specially commissioned carol.

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Angie from Manhattan

Andrew: Under the Recommended Links above is a line which says, 'Download the 2013 service booklet.' The reading should be in there.

Dec. 24 2013 02:38 PM
Andrew self from Uk Brighton

Please could you tell me the author and full title of the reading about the manger and Rome Nd home and reference if you can

It was in the service at trinity today

Thank you

A andrew self

Dec. 24 2013 02:03 PM

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