- For 100 years, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has been performed and broadcasted to millions around the world. Learn about its unique history from Dr. Stephen Cherry, the Dean of King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.
Christmas doesn’t start in Luke 2. Instead, our “First Lesson” for the Christmas season focuses on something much more tragic—original sin and how God would redeem it.
What does the story of Abraham and Isaac have to do with the first Christmas? Find out when you listen to “Lesson Two” of Nine Lessons and Carols on today’s program.
Sometimes referred to as the “fifth gospel,” the book of Isaiah repeatedly points to Jesus. As the season of Advent looms, consider Christmas through the eyes of Isaiah with “Lessons Three & Four.”
What happens when an impossible situation encounters an all-powerful God? The impossible becomes possible. Christ’s birth is a classic example. Learn more with “Lesson Five.”
- Jesus’ birth was miraculous, but it was also ordinary in so many ways. In “Lesson Six” of Nine Lessons and Carols, we learn that the ordinary details are just as important.
- Angels sang of his glory. Shepherds saw his humility. Both rejoiced exceedingly. “Lesson Seven” of Nine Lessons and Carols covers the events of the first Christmas.
- The birth of Jesus was a radical challenge to the powerful rulers of his day. Even now, Christ still proclaims himself the rightful king over all nations. Join Charles Morris for “Lesson Eight.”
Christmas Carols Sung by King's College Choir
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