Advent Procession 2023
As the season of Advent approaches, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of a cherished tradition – The Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols. This exquisite sequence of readings, hymns, and choral music is a profound exploration of the themes that define the Advent season: darkness, light, despair, hope, and justice.
A Journey through Themes of Advent:
During this service, you are immersed in the rich tapestry of Advent. Through carefully selected readings, hymns, and choral pieces, the oldest stories and wisdom of the Bible are told. Stories of darkness and despair, guided by a prophetic voice that heralds the promise of hope and justice.
Reflecting on Timeless Themes:
As you listen to the Cathedral Choir and absorb the words of our Readers, consider how these timeless themes resonate with the challenges and triumphs of our own lives. The Advent Procession encourages us to find meaning in the age-old stories that continue to shape our faith, urging us to seek the light in moments of darkness and hold on to hope when faced with despair.
A Symbolic Procession:
One of the highlights of the Advent Procession is the symbolic movement within the Cathedral itself. The Cathedral Choir processes from the West to the East, mirroring a journey from darkness toward the direction of the sunrise. This movement is a powerful visual representation of our collective pilgrimage towards the source of light, towards the land from which comes the awaited king.
Join Us on this Illuminating Journey:
We extend a warm invitation to all members of our community to join us on Sunday, December 3 at 5 p.m. for this immersive experience. Let the Advent Procession be a source of inspiration as we collectively prepare our hearts and minds for the joyous celebration of the Christmas season.