WATCH: Be Still … Lessons and Carols Is Dec. 3

A longstanding Advent tradition at Benedictine College, Lessons and Carols will take place Dec. 3 at 7:30 (prelude at 7:15) in St. Benedict’s Abbey Church. It is free and open to the public.

Modeled after the traditional Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, originated in Cambridge, England in 1918, this service includes Old Testament readings and Advent hymns that prepare the congregation for  Christ’s birth.

The nine lessons will be interspersed with congregational singing of familiar Christmas carols and hymns, and special selections by the college choirs. Members of the college community will recite scripture readings followed by special anthems by the Liturgical Choir.

The Benedictine College Music Department, along with the Office of Mission & Ministry  present the annual concert, with a prelude by the Benedictine Brass.

Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.