An additional pleasure has been learning more about customs in other parts of the world, and one of them is the Winter Solstice.
This year I remembered and made up my own little solstice wreath. No log fire to curl up in front of, and I don’t generally do a tree, but candle light is always magical for me. Which reminds me ~
Thursday at 10 A.M. (U.S. East Coast time) I’ll be listening to the annual Kings’ College (Cambridge) Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Another shared custom that will be a bit different this year, but still wonderful to hear.
“One feature of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols that is especially important to the College has always been the participation of the congregation of College members and members of the public. We regret to say that this year we are not able to have a congregation in the Chapel.
“We are sorry to disappoint those who were thinking that they might like to attend. We hope that you will be able to enjoy the broadcast and to assist with this we will be publishing the order of service on this website.”
Dean of Chapel
26 November 2020
I generally listen online via BBC World. All the details are in the link above.
Borrowing a tradition and adding an American twist – An old theatre buff and friend from Washington (D.C.) sent me a link to an hour-long radio-style rendering of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
It’s from the historic Ford’s Theatre downtown. (Yes, that Ford’s Theatre, as in Lincoln’s … you know.) I thought some of you might be interested.
Fair Warning: It’s only available through 1st of January 2021. Scroll down for a 6-minute description of how they made the program, and several downloadable colouring pages.
Wishing you all a wealth of Happiness
Filled with Love & Joy & Light