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Advent Lessons and Carols Dec. 7

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Friday, November 27, 2009

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES DEANERY — The traditional Advent Lessons and Carols service in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary Seminary will be 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7.

The annual pre-Christmas concert has become a tradition for many Cincinnatians. The service centers on the celebration of the patronal feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception which falls in the midst of the Advent season. Father Edward P. Smith, president/rector of the Athenaeum will preside.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The performance includes chants with hand bells, traditional and new Advent carols for choir and congregation, beautiful Marian motets and seven scripture lessons read by members of the Athenaeum’s faculty.

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