Saturday, November 26, 2016

Church of the Advent will Begin Advent with a Service of Lessons and Carols

As was observed at the beginning of this month, tomorrow (November 27) will be the First Sunday of Advent, the first of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas (which, itself, will be on a Sunday this year). Tomorrow evening the Church of the Advent of Christ the King will hold an Advent Liturgy service consisting of a Candlelight Procession followed by Lessons and Carols. As always, the resident choir Schola Adventus will sing, led by Director of Music Paul Ellison. In addition, the organ will be played by George Anton Emblom. The specific music selections have not yet been announced. However, the composers to be performed will be (in alphabetical order) Johann Sebastian Bach, Lennox Berkeley, Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel, Philip Ledger, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. A festive reception will follow the service.

This service will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. The Church of the Advent of Christ the King is located at 261 Fell Street, between Franklin Street and Gough Street. The entry is diagonally across the street from the SFJAZZ Center. This is an inclusive parish of the Episcopal Church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Those wishing further information may call 415-431-0454. Those driving will be able to use the parking lot adjacent to the church whose entrance is on Hickory Street.

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