Sunday, November 27 the Advent wreath will be blessed and lit to symbolize the start of the Advent season. During the four weeks of Advent, all Sunday services will start with the lighting of the wreath. One additional candle will be lit each week.
Here are other special services happening this Advent:
Sunday, November 27 - First Sunday of Advent
3pm - Advent Lessons & Carols
Mark the start of Advent by joining in this traditional, candlelight, Anglican service. The award-winning Cathedral choir fills the service with gorgeous advent hymns. Scripture readings tell the story of God’s love for humanity and presence in the world. All are welcome.
Tuesday, December 6
6:30pm - Awaiting: Songs for the Road to Bethlehem
This special worship event will feature Advent prayers and music both modern and contemplative, featuring familiar music from Taize and other well-known hymns and worship songs.Music will be presented from Rev. Clare Morgan and Lauren Odile Pinkney, and we are hoping to include special musical guests!Email Lauren or Clare for more information.
Saturday December 17
9:30am to 12:30pm - Quiet Morning
The Rev. Harold Munn leads this quiet morning at the Cathedral. It will be a time for stillness and contemplation to focus on the arrival of Jesus in our world and our hearts. Register HERE to attend. This event is free.
Sunday, December 18 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
3pm- Nine Lessons & Carols
Start Christmas week surrounded by joy and wonder. Christmas Lessons & Carols is a service of readings and music interspersed. Together they tell the story of God’s presence in the world and human history. The Cathedral Choir leads this service, which has become an annual tradition in the city. All are welcome.
Tuesday, December 20
6:30pm -Blue Advent Service
This gathering is for any who find the holiday season challenging. This gentle service is time and space for quiet and rest; for acknowledging loss; for sitting with sorrow; for attending to silence; for naming our longings; and for hoping in the peace, love, and true joy of the season. This service will also be available via livestream at thecathedral.ca/live.