For 27 years now, Musica Sacra has marked the holiday season with their annual Epiphany Procession with Lessons and Carols. Under music director and conductor Christopher Uhl, the group is preparing for a pair of the sacred traditions just after the entrance of 2015.
Varied readings from Biblical Creation to the birth of Christ will be followed by carols accompanying the text. Led by cross and candles, the chorus is divided into two choirs who travel to various “stations” around the church, singing carols from the front, from the back, and from the side aisles antiphonally across the church. They will be accompanied by organist Jeff Clearman.
The Feast of the Epiphany — also known as the Twelfth Day of Christmas or Three King’s Day — is one of the oldest Christian feasts. Celebrated Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany is also the legendary arrival date of the Three Kings to Bethlehem.
The described epiphany procession is a symbolic representation of two journeys: a journey in time from the fall of man to the coming of a messiah, and a geographic journey of the visiting Wise Men.
The first performance is Jan. 3, 7 p.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 601 W. Laurel Ave. in Foley.
The second is Jan. 4, 4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (2 S. Claiborne St.) in downtown Mobile. Donations are welcome at the door.
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