The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was introduced in 1918 at the King’s College Cambridge chapel. According to the King’s College website, it was introduced “to bring a more imaginative approach to worship.”
The festival was first broadcast in 1928 and, today, it reaches millions of people worldwide. Traditionally, the service opens with “Once in Royal David’s City.”
In the case of inclement weather, the service will be rescheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 22. Announcements will be made in the media and on the church’s website, stmichaelsnorman.org.
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