Christmas Lessons and Carols from Bethlehem and Philadelphia (12/17/22)


Saturday, December 17th, 2022


10:00 am – 11:30 am


Online and at The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

live concert

The 16th annual Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols simulcast live between the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in the United States and the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Palestine, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17th at 10 am EST and 5 pm Bethlehem time.  Hear familiar carols and readings in Arabic and English, and a word of hope preached this year by the Most Rev. Hosam Naoum, Archbishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.  

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral invites you to join in person for this free event. (Parking is available in the lot near the church, please enter at 39th Street at Market.)

You can also participate virtually by watching it live on YouTube

For questions, please contact the Rev. Canon Matthew Dayton-Welch, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Canon for the Holy Land, at

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