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Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols

Sun, December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A New York City Tradition: “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols”

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  • 3:40 P.M. Prelude
  • 4:00 P.M. Service

ASL Interpreters will be provided.

A New York City Tradition: “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols”

As one of New York’s oldest Episcopal churches, The Parish of Calvary-St. George’s is delighted to present the annual “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols” on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00 P.M., with a prelude at 3:40 P.M. A quintessential Christmas tradition for over one hundred years, this celebration holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of New Yorkers.

  • Snap into the holiday spirit with hundreds of fellow New Yorkers lighting candles and basking in their breathtaking glow within the sanctuary of the historic St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Square (7 Rutherford Pl., New York, NY 10003).
  • Belt out your favorite carols, hear incredible sounds of brass and our carillon, and enjoy glorious serenades led by our longstanding parish choir and orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Kamel Boutros, music director of Calvary-St. George’s.
  • Music by Harry T. Burleigh, Ola Gjeilo, John Rutter, Leonard Cohen and Stephen Jackson
  • Hear powerful readings that reveal the true meaning of Christmas.

“Candlelight is one of those New York City traditions that, like The Rockettes, can trigger a genuine feeling of nostalgia,” the Parish’s Rector The Reverend Jacob Andrew Smith said. “There is nothing like singing ‘Silent Night’ with a thousand people to get you in the Christmas spirit.”

‘Tis the season to spread love, hope, and festive fun so let’s experience this New York City tradition in all its glory together this Christmas.


“Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols”

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Time: Service starts at 4:00 P.M., with Prelude at 3:40 P.M.
Location: St. George’s Episcopal Church | 7 Rutherford Place, New York, NY 10003


Sun, December 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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St. George’s Church (Calvary-St. George’s), Manhattan
4 Rutherford Place
New York, NY 10003
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