My dear folk,
As we prepare to celebrate the coming of our Lord, I encourage you not to lose sight of the one who makes this season what it is. Christmas customs abound; many and varying traditions surround us. There is so much that is good and praiseworthy this time of year. It does seem to call out the best in each of us.
All Saints is a community from Boston, the nearby South Shore, and from points further away. Those who worship here include both Episcopalians and other baptized Christians who find the faith and worship of this Christian community meaningful, as well as those seeking to find a place to experience God's presence. Much parish business (and a good deal of fun and pleasantries) happens at coffee hour, so if you want to find out what makes All Saints, Ashmont the place it is, a good first step is to join us in Peabody Hall for some refreshment after the Mass.
If you are looking for opportunities to be a part of the every week business of the community, here are some ministries where you would be very welcome...
4 pm Parish of All Saints, Ashmont
Music of Vaughan Williams, Ord, Davies, Hassler, Rachmaninoff, Parsons, Stopford, des Prez, and Darke.
Plus carols with choir and descants
December 24 at 8 p.m.
Choral Prelude beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Missa ad Præsepe
Anglican Chant: Martin J R How
O magnum mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Canonic Variations on 'Von Himmel hoch'
Johann Sebastian Bach
Joseph est bien marié
Jean François Dandrieu
Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena
The Rector preaching