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Celebrating Christmas
Trinity Episcopal holds Sunday service with choir and handbells
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Lucy Wright, 6, right, and sister, Ellie Jane, 7, sing the first verse of "Once in Royal David's City" as the Trinity Episcopal Church choir joins them during Saturday's Christmas Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, marking the holiday's significance in scripture and song.
Christmas came early this year for everyone who attended Trinity Episcopal Church’s Service of Lessons and Carols last Sunday evening. With the church decorated in green and gold for the Christmas season, Trinity’s choir and handbells presented a worship service that brought the story of Christmas closer to everyone’s heart.The Service of Lessons and Carols is a tradition that originated in the Anglican church as early as 1880, but the service as we know it today was created by the dean of King’s College in Cambridge, England, in 1918, and has been celebrated there every year since. The order of service includes nine Bible lessons that reach from the fall of Adam to the birth and adoration of Jesus.
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