For the safety of our community, we will not have services open to the public in 2021.
Lessons & Carols
Traditionally, a candlelight Christmas Service of Nine Lessons & Carols takes place in the majestic St. George’s Chapel. The readings are by students and members of the faculty and community. The St. George’s Chapel Choir leads the carols and performs anthems of the season.
Traditionally, the Annual Medieval Christmas Festival also would take place, in the Chapel. This service traces its origins back to Roman times when the December celebrations of Saturnalia would provide a welcome respite from the rigors of winter. This is a ceremony that heralds the Incarnation with Christmas hymns and a procession of Mary and Joseph with the Baby Jesus, shepherds, kings and angels. The service has remained nearly the same at St. George’s throughout its 110-year history.