Why are there Nine Lessons and Carols?

Why are there Nine Lessons and Carols?

As Dean Milner-White pointed out, the pattern and strength of the service derive from the lessons and not the music. This is why the service is called a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the emphasis on the Nine Lessons rather than the Carols.

How many lessons are in lessons and Carols?

Nine Lessons
Nine Lessons and Carols, also known as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, is a service of Christian worship traditionally celebrated on or near Christmas Eve.

What time is Nine Lessons and Carols?

Listening to the Service. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service on 24 December at 3pm (10:00 EST or 07:00 PST). The service is also broadcast at 1pm on Radio 3 on Christmas Day, and at various times on the BBC World Service.

Will there be carols from Kings this year 2020?

The world-famous King’s College Choir sing carols old and new, all filmed without a congregation and with the choir socially distanced to protect against coronavirus.

Will there be Carols from Kings this year 2020?

Will there be Carols From King’s this year 2020?

Will Carols From King’s be on this year?

Carol From King’s is pre-recorded early and is attended by members of the college by invitation only. Members of the public are usually permitted to attend A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which is broadcast live on Christmas Eve on BBC4, however this will not be possible this year due to coronavirus restrictions.

Will there be carols from Kings?

Are carols From Kings live?

The world-famous King’s College carol service will not be broadcast live, for the first time since 1930, due to coronavirus precautions. The Christmas performance – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – is usually performed in front of a congregation and broadcast live to millions.

Where was the first nine lessons and Carols held?

In December 2013, Truro Cathedral staged a reconstruction of Bishop Benson’s original 1880 Nine Lessons with Carols Service which was attended by a congregation of over 1,500 people. The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge, was held on Christmas Eve in 1918.

What does the festival of lessons and Carols mean?

In this service, we listen to nine Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message and a brief prayer.

Why was Benson’s Carol Service important to King’s College?

Taking advantage of the established choral tradition of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, he introduced Benson’s carol service to King’s as a means of attracting people back to Christian worship.

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