A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols — December 24, 2017

a5d46-kingscollegechapelSince 1918, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has been a special Christmas Eve service held in King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. Now in it’s 99th year, it is broadcast to millions of people around the world. The service is always opened with “Once in Royal David’s City” followed by many other traditional carols, interspersed by Bible readings.

Construction on the chapel began in A.D. 1446 under King Henry VI, and was opened in A.D. 1515 under the reign of Henry VIII.

You can read more about it here and listen live here (8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. MST, December 24, 2017).

2 thoughts on “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols — December 24, 2017

  1. We listened to it on the way to church today–45 minutes worth! I’ve enjoyed it for many years. I love how each reading ends, “Thanks be to God!” It echoes my deep feelings of gratitude at this season.

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