Monday, November 24, 2014

Advent Carols in Downtown DC

The beautiful church of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Washington, D.C., will be the venue for a traditional ceremony of readings and carols to mark the start of the season of Advent.

The service, to be held on Sunday December 7 at 7:30 p.m., will be a candlelit celebration with readings from the Old and New Testament, interspersed with carols and anthems for the choir and congregation alike.

Immaculate Conception is the host parish of Saint Luke’s Ordinariate Community, a part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. The ordinariate welcomes Anglicans and Episcopalians into the Catholic Church, allowing them to maintain their own liturgical, spiritual, and pastoral traditions.

Since moving to a new home, Saint Luke’s has gained a reputation for excellent music at the service of the liturgy. A weekly Sung Mass at 8.30 a.m. is accompanied by music from both the Anglican and Catholic repertoires, together with Gregorian Chant sung by the new all-female Saint Benet Schola.

The Advent service will include music by Palestrina, Rachmaninoff, and Poulenc, as well as well-loved hymns and carols of the season.

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