Lessons and Carols Audio
Every year we celebrate the incarnation and birth of Christ with our annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service and Christmas banquet. To view the order of worship we used for this year's service click here. To listen to this service from previous years click on the media player below.
About Our Festival of Lessons and Carols
This historic service follows closely the pattern of the famous Christmas Eve celebration from King’s College Cambridge. Every year on Christmas Eve a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is held in King’s College Chapel. The Festival was first introduced in 1919. It was later broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world every year. It is a service that engages our minds and grips our hearts as the drama of redemption is proclaimed to us from Genesis to Revelation. We hear the Scriptures read and briefly explained from nine passages, tracing the history of salvation. It begins with the promise of a Savior to Adam and Eve, moves to the promises announced to the Patriarchs and through the Prophets, culminates with the birth of the God-man in the Gospels and looks forward to his glorious return which will bring peace on earth. Between each Scripture lesson, we respond by singing sacred hymns, rich in theology, which exalt the person and work of Christ. We hope this service causes you to reflect with wonder and awe upon the great significance of the incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to trust in Him alone for salvation, and to look forward with hope to His second coming.