Friday, December 18, 2009
Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Musicians and Choir did an outstanding job during the Christmas celebration of Nine Lessons and Carols in the Abbey Church on Sunday, December 13. Before the service the SAINTS, the combined Middle and High School band, under the direction of Lester Harris performed a “Rockin’ Christmas” in the Brahma Room and enjoyed home made refreshments provided by parents and staff at St. Bernard.
Following the performance, the crowd gathered in the Abbey Church to participate in the Nine Lessons and Carols program. Alumni and families enjoyed the festivities of the evening with the students participation along with the monks at St. Bernard Abbey. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating Christmas by focusing on nine readings from Scripture, beginning with the Fall of Man at creation, then continuing through the prophets who tell of the coming Messiah, then concludes with the proclamation of his birth.
Fr. Joel Martin said, “Dr. Whited and the students did an outstanding job. Everyone enjoyed the festivities of the evening and got the chance to focus on why we really celebrate Christmas.