Saturday, December 2, 2017

Take part in the 129th candlelight service at St. George's Church on Stuyvesant Square

Now that Rutherford Place has been cleared of the Russians... this is happening tomorrow...via the EVG inbox...

You’re invited to join the Parish of Calvary-St. George’s, one of New York’s longest continuously operating episcopal parishes, for its annual Candlelight Lessons and Carols service on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m, with a prelude at 3:40.

The parish’s tradition of congregational carol singing began in the 19th century when The Reverend Dr. William S. Rainsford established a Christmas festival for the neighborhood. Though the Candlelight service has taken different forms in the many decades since, it remains a special offering to the community, convening thousands of people to joyfully sing a celebration of Christmas!

Last year’s attendance was the highest ever at 901 people, but we anticipate many more friends of the neighborhood will come along this December for the anticipated and momentous unveiling of the newly renovated clock towers at Stuyvesant Square, with Clarion Chimes incorporated into the service!

Located at 7 Rutherford Place on Stuyvesant Park, east of Third Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets
Admission is free.

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