The Service Of Nine Lessons And Carols

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Service of Lessons and Carols was first developed in the late nineteenth century by Archbishop Benson for use in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. The service, which has as its focal point the coming of Christ, is characterized by a very simple pattern. It is ordered around Scripture readings that pertain to Christ's coming, followed by songs (both choral and congregational) and prayers. Since its first use and subsequent spread throughout the world, the service has been adapted in many...


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