Advent is a season full of traditions and experiences. Our journey to Christmas would not be the same without them. But how did they get started in the first place?
To sing from a printed page is different, says the Rev. Jack Harnish. But while he prefers hymnals, he concludes the main thing is to “just sing” as Wesley instructed.
It was not the typical Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination held on June 8. But the celebration that took place at Troy Historic Village confirmed, we ARE yet alive.
A hospice chaplain finds, “Music can awaken the deepest level of emotional response in positive ways.” It’s a tool that shares Jesus’ love.
We listen. We hum. We sing along. But how much do we know about our favorite songs of the season?
Charles Wesley, a prolific hymn writer, wrote several classic hymns for Advent and Christmas.
The hymns of Charles Wesley add a prayerful mood to our waiting for the Christ Child.