Procession and singing of "Once in Royal David's City".
On Sunday, January 2nd, our Anglican Use congregation of St. Athanasius held our annual festival of Lessons & Carols at St. Lawrence Church. It was well attended, attracting about 45 people from the Boston area.
Singing of "I Know a Rose E'er Blooming" and reading of the Fourth lesson, Isaiah 11:1-10.
Les Hunt and his wife Jennifer, along with Les' sister Dr. Janet Hunt, organist at St. John's seminary in Brighton, played prelude and postlude, along with several instrumental works interspersed among the carols. Our regular organist Jim Reedy accompanied the carols.
Allegro II (Trio Sonata, A Major) by G.F. Handel, singing of "Personet Hodie" and reading of the Sixth lesson, Luke 2:1-14.
Six gentlemen composed the schola: John Salisbury, Chris Muldoon and Fred Brewer of the Schola Amicorum of Holy Cross Cathedral (Boston), and three from our congregation, Allen Sloane, C. David Burt and myself. Assisting Fr. Bradford were Bruce Rand, server, and Deacon Michael Connolly of the Armenian Catholic Church.