Advent Lessons and Carols at Holy Cross College

Advent Lessons and Carols at Holy Cross College

Christmas joy! Holy Cross College’s service of Advent Lessons and Carols will bring voices uplifted in song, together with the spirit uplifted by tradition and reverence. The Lessons and Carols form of worship is a reflective way to ring in the spirit of the season, by presenting the Christmas story in word and music.

Holy Cross College invites the community to participate in this Christmas tradition, celebrated around the world. Lessons & Carols will be offered on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 pm in the St. Joseph Chapel. The tradition of celebrating Advent with a service of Scripture readings and hymns dates back to 19th century England and is a wonderful
celebration to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ at Christmas.

Looking forward to hosting the service on an annual basis at the college, organizer Andrew Ouellette, Director of Holy Cross Campus Ministry states, “This ancient tradition of Lessons and Carols will inspire the Holy Cross community to await the coming of Christ at Christmas, and his coming at the end of time, with joyful expectation.”

Choral music and hymnody will be sung by Schola Cantorum Sanctae Crucis, a sacred music ensemble comprised of Holy Cross College students.

St. Joseph Chapel is located on the campus of Holy Cross College, 54515 SR 933 North, Notre Dame, IN. The event is free and open to the public.