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Photo Essay: Carols and Christmas

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To the joy of some, and sorrow to others, the Ohio Valley received some snow on Christmas Eve, 2017. It was a busy day as many rushed out to get those last minute preparations finished. Yet, at sundown, the quiet over took the noise as we celebrated the Birth of our Savior.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light (IS 9:1)

At St James the Greater in White Oak, The Nativity was bathed in Christmas Eve Snow (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
At St James the Greater in White Oak, The Nativity was bathed in Christmas Eve Snow (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
A wreath adorns the entrance to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral on a cold winters night (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
A wreath adorns the entrance to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral on a cold winters night (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Plum Street Jewish Temple across the street from St. Peter in Chains Cathedral sends Merry Christmas Greetings (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Plum Street Jewish Temple across the street from St. Peter in Chains Cathedral sends Merry Christmas Greetings (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Musicians ready to fill the evening with songs of Joy (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Musicians ready to fill the evening with songs of Joy (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Blake Callahan, organist for St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, begins with a prelude to Midnight Mass. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Blake Callahan, organist for St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, begins with a prelude to Midnight Mass. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)

During the Christmas Choral Prelude, The Choir sings In Dulci Jubilo/Still Still Still

Anthony DiCello, Cathedral Music Director, conducts The Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Anthony DiCello, Cathedral Music Director, conducts The Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
While St. Peter in Chains Cathedral is always beautiful, on Christmas Eve the Cathedral in its brilliance (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
While St. Peter in Chains Cathedral is always beautiful, on Christmas Eve the Cathedral in its brilliance (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral during the Christmas Choral Prelude)
The Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral during the Christmas Choral Prelude)

The Choir performs Stille Nacht/ Silent Night

The Chapel at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Chapel at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
"And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes  and lying in a manger." - LK 2 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
“And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” – LK 2 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
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