Advent & Christmas 2013

For four Sundays prior to Christmas, the Church observes a season of waiting, anticipation and preparation known as Advent. Advent literally means coming, the coming of the promised Messiah, Our Lord Jesus Christ, God incarnate. You will notice that throughout the Advent season, the hanging on the front of the altar proclaims Adveniat Regnum Tuum, or “your kingdom come.” Indeed, during Advent we not only commemorate the anticipation of the Christ child more than two thousand years ago, but also the coming of Christ the King, the Risen Christ who will come again in glory—a kingdom not yet in its fullness but nevertheless very much a part of the present moment.

We invite you to worship with us each week as our king and savior draweth nigh, and then on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for the Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity.

Read more about Advent worship services.
The full choir sings each Sunday in Advent at 11am and 4pm.

Read more about Christmas worship services.
Services of Lessons & Carols on December 18, 21, 22 & 24.
Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity at 11pm on Christmas Eve and 11am on Christmas Day.

Read about Christmas concerts, and purchase tickets.
Handel’s Messiah on December 10 & 12; Britten’s Ceremony of Carols on December 19.

Read about this year’s Christmas Pageant.
The Saint Thomas Youth present A Medieval Christmas.

Access the complete December calendar.
Doors open daily; the Holy Eucharist offered daily.

Download a 4-page brochure for Advent and Christmas.
The printable PDF includes details on all of the above.