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Special Advent and Christmas digital services

Tue Dec 8 Wed Jan 6

Special Advent and Christmas digital services

Bring a little piece of our York Minster Advent and Christmas celebrations into the comfort of your own home with our seasonal online services. Watch with family and friends or as an aid to prayer and contemplation.

Please note these are pre-recorded online services only.

Lessons and Carols for Advent – Tuesday 8 December at 7pm

A service of beautiful music and readings for the season of Advent, with music from the Choir of York Minster, stunning images from around the cathedral and readings and prayers from our clergy and congregation.

Available via this webpage or our Facebook and YouTube Channels.

O Antiphons and Organ – 17 – 23 December

The Great O Antiphons are usually spoken or sung each day from the 17 December. Each Antiphon uses one of the names traditionally used to describe Jesus Christ. This year, Ben Morris, Assistant Director of Music will use the Organ to help us reflect on these O Antiphons using the musical setting by Nico Muhly. Alongside each Antiphon is a short reflection by the Canon Precentor, Victoria Johnson.

Available as audio files here on the following dates:

  • 17 December: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
  • 18 December: O Adonai (O Lord)
  • 19 December: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)
  • 20 December: O Clavis David (O Key of David)
  • 21 December: O Oriens (O Dayspring)
  • 22 December: O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations)
  • 23 December: O Emmanuel (O With Us is God)

Lessons and Carols for Christmas – Saturday 26 December at 2pm

Based on the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols developed by a former Dean of York, Eric Milner White, this wonderful service journeys through the Christmas story, with readings from scripture, images from the building and music from the Choir of York Minster.

Available via this webpage or our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Lessons and Carols for Epiphany – Wednesday 6 January, 5pm

Marking the arrival of the Magi and the revelation of Christ as the Son of God, this service explores the great Epiphany themes through readings and music from the Choir of York Minster.

Available via this webpage or our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Details

Start:
Tue, December 8
End:
Wed Jan 6
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