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December 2017
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CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS
For inclusion in our Christmas bulletins, memorials must be received by Friday, December 15.  E-mail the Cathedral Church for further information.
 
CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS OUTREACH POSSIBILITIES
Follow the link to see the opportunities you have to contribute to Cathedral Outreach projects this Advent Season.
How can I help?
 
There will be no Sundays at 4 event on December 3

IMPORTANT SERVICE INFORMATION FOR DECEMBER 24
Since Christmas Eve falls on Advent 4 this year, please scroll down for a unique schedule for this day.
 
Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Hall kitchen
OUTREACH KITCHEN PARTY
The Cathedral is once again responsible for preparing food for a meal at the St. George’s Soup Kitchen on December 2.  You are invited to come out and have some fun in the kitchen.  Everyone is welcome!
 
Volunteers are also appreciated on Saturday, December 2 to serve the meal.
If you would like to help or learn more about this Outreach Project, contact Deacon Heather
 
Friday, December 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
CAPELLA REGALIS MEN & BOY’S CHOIR OPEN HOUSE
This is an opportunity for boys, ages 6 to 12, plus families and friends, to come and learn more about the choir.  There will be an introduction by director, Nick Halley, a mini-concert performed by the choir and a Q&A period with opportunity to talk with current choristers.
For information visit Capella Regalis

Saturday, December 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Smitty’s Restaurant on Cathedral Lane
CATHEDRAL BREAKFAST
Come for a little relaxation as the busy Advent Season begins!  All are welcome.
 
Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Snow date is December 5
ANNUAL RCCO CAROLFEST -
LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
A free-will offering is welcomed for this Royal Canadian College of Organists event.
For information visit RCCO HALIFAX
 
Thursday, December 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
SAINTS ALIVE
a contemplative and educational Anglican Church Women program for interested men and women.
The guest speaker will be Reverend Frances Drolet-Smith, who will present an overview of the familiar Advent themes and traditions, as well as less familiar Advent practices from other parts of the world. The session will include two hands-on, take-home Advent activities! Caution: session may contain glitter-glue and cinnamon sticks . . . Come join in the fun!
 
For more information e-mail Cynthia Pilichos
 
Sunday, December 10 after 10:30 a.m. service
SUNDAY SCHOOL BAKE SALE
with profits supporting Sunday School outreach projects
 
Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m.
AN ADVENT PROCESSION WITH CAROLS
The Cathedral Choir begins this “journey from darkness to light”, singing the Matin Responsory at the main entrance and progressing by stations to the High Altar.  At each station a lesson is read, a carol is sung and candles are lit.  The service culminates with a reading of St. Luke’s Gospel, in which the angel brings the news that Mary will bear a son.
This is part of the Sundays at 4 series.

Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PAGEANT AND CATHEDRAL GREENING
Fun for Cathedral families and guests!  Refreshments available. 
 
Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
A KING’S CHRISTMAS
The University of King’s College Chapel Choir, under the direction of Paul Halley, presents its tenth annual concert of seasonal song and story with guest narrator Father Gary Thorne, priest, theologian, university professor, and activist currently serving in his final year as Chaplain and member of the teaching faculty at the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University.
This is part of the Sundays at 4 series.
For ticket information visit King's Concerts
  
Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.
TO BETHLEHEM WITH KINGS
with Nick Halley and Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir
A traditional and heart-warming evening of beautiful carols for Christmas, ancient and modern, performed by this choir of men and boys in the European tradition. The concert also features Paul Halley on organ and The Maritime Brass Quintet.
For ticket information visit Capella Regalis
 
Sunday, December 24
SERVICES FOR ADVENT 4 at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
There will be two services, rather than the usual three on this Sunday morning. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at both.

Sunday, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
 
4:00 p.m.              A Christmas Celebration with Eucharist
Lessons and Carols led by the Senior Sunday School
 
7:00 p.m.              Choral Eucharist (BAS)
sung by the Cathedral Choir with music by Gabrieli, Gretchaninov, Howells, Halley, Darke and Mulet

10:30 pm.       Holy Eucharist (BCP)
The Maritime Brass Quintet and Paul Halley precede the 11:00 p.m. service with music for brass and organ by Praetorius, Gabrieli, Bach and Brahms.  Midnight Mass is sung by the Cathedral Choir and with brass and organ offer anthems by Gabrieli, Rutter and Howells and the Missa Festiva by Gretchaninov. The service ends with Mulet’s Carillon-Sortie

Monday, December 25 at 10:00 a.m.
THE BIRTH OF THE LORD:  CHRISTMAS DAY
Holy Eucharist 

Sunday, December 31 at 4:00 p.m.
A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS
The Cathedral Choir offers this candlelit Carol Service on the Seventh Day of Christmas, followed by a reception in The Great Hall.
This is part of the Sundays at 4 series.

Monday, January 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
NEW YEAR’S EUCHARIST,
followed by THE BISHOP’S LEVEE until 1:00 p.m.
 
Friday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday January 6 at 4:00 p.m.
BOAR’S HEAD AND YULE LOG FESTIVAL
an evening show and matinee in the tradition of a 12th night celebration.
if you would like to participate contact Elizabeth Kobes Halley


REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
 
Study Groups:
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. - Book Studywith Rev. Dr. Davena Davis
 
Friday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Bible Study with Rev. John Swain
 
Choir Practices:
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
 
Services:
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:15 p.m. HC BCP
Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., HC BAS
 
Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Refreshments served after 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services
Nursery and Sunday School available at 9:00 and 10:30 services.
 



 

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Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS)
10:30 am Choral Eucharist (BAS)
Special choral services and concerts are held on Sundays at 4 p.m. September through June. Please check our events page for details

Regular Weekday Service Schedule

Tue 12:15 pm HE (BCP)
Wed 7:30 am HE (BAS)
Thu 12:1 pm HE (BAS)
Fri 12:15 pm HE (BCP)

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