10:00 A.M. - CHRISTMAS LESSONS AND CAROLS
The Clergy enter the Chancel in silence, in preparation for the procession.
V. Unto us a Child is born.
R. O Come let us worship.
V. Let us go forth in peace!
R. In the Name of the Lord. Amen.
Processional Hymn: 733 Once In Royal David’s City (Irby)
The Introduction and Exhortation
FIRST LESSON: Genesis 3:1-19 (God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of paradise and that his seed shall bruise the serpents head)
Carol: 750 The First Nowell (The First Nowell)
SECOND LESSON: Genesis 22:1-18 (God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed)
Carol: 746 Good King Wenceslas (Tempest Adest Floridum)
THIRD LESSON: Isaiah 9: 2-7 (The Prophet Isaiah foretells the coming of the Saviour)
Carol: 361 Joy to the World (Antioch #27)
FOURTH LESSON: Micah 5:2-4 (The prophet Micah foretells the glory of little Bethlehem)
Carol: 82 O Little Town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)
FIFTH LESSON: As the Fifth Lesson, all pray together the Surge Illuminare, BCP page 28, from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. (The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord)
Carol: 691 In the Bleak Midwinter (Cranham)
SIXTH LESSON: St. Luke 1:26-38 (The Angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Carol: 807 Sing of Mary (Herman)
SEVENTH LESSON: St.Luke 2:1-16 (St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus)
Carol: 75 O Come All Ye Faithful (Adestes Fideles)
EIGHTH LESSON: St. Matthew 2:1-11 (The wise men are led by the star to Jesus)
Carol: 748 We Three Kings (We Three Kings)
PLEASE STAND for the reading of the Ninth Lesson
NINTH LESSON: St. John1:1-14 (St. John unfolds the great Mystery of the Incarnation)
Carol: 79 Of the Father’s Love Begotten (Divinum Mysterium)
Recessional Hymn: 81 Angels from the Realms of Glory (Regent Square -628)