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Slideshow: College Hosts Advent Lessons & Carols <br>on New England Campus

Slideshow: College Hosts Advent Lessons & Carols
on New England Campus

Posted: December 11, 2019

On Friday, December 6, New England Chaplain Rev. Greg Markey and the Thomas Aquinas College Choir, directed by Stephen Grimm (’75), led a service of “Advent Lessons & Carols” in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel. Students, faculty, faculty families, and friends from throughout the region came to the Northfield, Massachusetts, campus for the first of what promises to be an annual event.

  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols
  • Lessons and Carols - New England 2019
    Slideshow: Lessons and Carols

Part of the Advent liturgical season dating back to the late 19th century, this traditional service used scriptural lessons and choral accompaniment to reflect on Our Lady, the coming of Christ, and the Incarnation. The “Lessons and Carols” involved both congregational hymns and choral motets prepared by the College Choir, and the service culminated in Eucharistic adoration.

“I was moved and edified by your remarkable fidelity to St. Thomas Aquinas. Your academic program proposes an original way of training men and women capable of reading, thinking and interpreting tradition correctly.”

– Marc Cardinal Ouellet

Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

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