Christmas Eve Services at Riverside Church

    December 24, 2014 all-day
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    The Riverside Church
    490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
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    Christmas Eve Services at Riverside Church

    The Riverside Church, an Interdenominational, International and Interracial Congregation

    490 Riverside Drive (between 120th & 122nd Streets)

    Wednesday, December 24

    Worship Service for Children and Families 4:00 p.m.

    Lesson and Carols Service 8:00 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    For more information, call (212) 870-6784.


    In celebration of Christmas and its significance to the Christian community, The Riverside Church will host its annual Christmas Eve Children and Families Service, and Lessons and Carols Service.


    The Service of Lessons and Carols at Riverside follows the basic service of nine “lessons” (scripture readings), which are read in alternation with nine carols.  This service originated in Anglican worship practices, but is slightly modified to be a little more “Riverside.”  In many such services, the music is very traditional – i.e. Anglican cathedral music.  The Riverside Church will incorporate some of this repertoire, but also include Spirituals, world music and choral music of other traditions.


    Adam Lay yBouden – Boris Ord

    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree – Elizabeth Poston

    For Unto Us a Child is Born (Messiah) – G.F. Handel

    O Little Town of Bethlehem – HYMN

    Gabriel’s Message – Steph Paulus

    Christmas Night – John Rutter

    I Wonder as I Wander – arr. Steve Pilkington

    Sister Mary Had-a but One Child – Roland Hayes

    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – HYMN