Philadelphia cathedral and church in Palestine collaborate on ‘Lessons and Carols’

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Palestine are collaborating on the 16th annual Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, simulcast live Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. EST and 5 p.m. Bethlehem time. Attendees will hear familiar carols and readings in Arabic and English. Archbishop Hosam Naoum of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem will preach. 

Christmas Lutheran Church is seen in Bethlehem, Palestine. Photo/courtesy of the Diocese of Pennsylvania

For questions, contact the Rev. Canon Matthew Dayton-Welch, Diocese of Pennsylvania Canon for the Holy Land, at For those that can’t attend in person, the service may be accessed online. 

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