"...... from Darkness to Light......" Advent Candlelit Service

Post date: Nov 21, 2015 5:37:18 PM

We will be performing this beautiful candlelit "Darkness to Light" service on Sunday 6th December at 6.30 and believe this is the first time this has been done at Mellor. In the words of Mike Wilcock our organist and choirmaster:

"The Advent (Carol) Service is a liturgical and musical sequence which encapsulates/symbolises the "expectation" of the coming (adventus) of Christ in his incarnation .... and also prepares us for his final advent as judge at the end of time.

The anticipation of Christmas under commercial pressure has made it harder to sustain the appropriate sense of alert watchfulness, but the

fundamental Advent theme remains "Maranatha" - 'Our Lord, come' (1 Corinthians 16.22) In the northern hemisphere, the Advent season falls at the darkest time of the year, and the natural symbols of darkness and light are powerfully at work throughout this special service...

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel""