How many lessons are in lessons and Carols?

Nine Lessons
The Anglican tradition has inherited many ancient pieces of liturgy, so it may be a bit surprising to learn that the Festival/Service of Nine Lessons and Carols (traditionally held on or near Christmas Eve) is a fairly recent invention, celebrating its one-hundredth birthday only last year in 2018.

Why is it called Nine Lessons and carol?

As Dean Milner-White pointed out, the pattern and strength of the service derive from the lessons and not the music. This is why the service is called a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the emphasis on the Nine Lessons rather than the Carols.

How many people watch Carols Kings?

Nobody knows exactly how many people listen to the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s, but it’s a worldwide broadcasting phenomenon. The BBC says 370 million people hear it through its global broadcasts, but there are countless others in the United States, Australia, Africa and Asia.

What is the meaning of carol service?

A carol service is the name for a Christmas church service. In schools, services are held in the last week of the term. They are often held in a local church or cathedral with parents attending.

Will there be carols from Kings?

Carols from King’s is shown on BBC Two on Christmas Eve (please check the BBC TV guide for the time). This is recorded by the BBC early in December and is a different service from A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. In 2020 the recording took place without a congregation.

What is the difference between a hymn and a carol?

Hymns are always sung for God during worship; carols may or may not be sung during religious ceremonies. Hymns are sung in the praise of God; carols are basically sung today for the winter season, Christmas, Easter, or as Advent carols.

What is Carole?

caroled or carolled; caroling or carolling. Definition of carol (Entry 2 of 2) intransitive verb. 1 : to sing especially in a joyful manner. 2 : to sing carols specifically : to go about outdoors in a group singing Christmas carols.

Where can I watch King’s college lessons and carols?

Listening to the Service A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service on 24 December at 3pm (10:00 EST or 07:00 PST). The service is also broadcast at 1pm on Radio 3 on Christmas Day, and at various times on the BBC World Service.