Advent Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Advent Lessons and Carols is a beautiful service of stillness and transcendence as we prepare for Christ's coming into the world. We read prophetic passages of scripture, hear stirring carols from the choir, and sing beloved Advent hymns as the Cathedral is gradually brought from darkness into light. Advent Lessons and Carols one of our most dramatic and evocative liturgies of the year - the perfect way to begin the season of Advent.

Learn more about our Advent and Christmas offerings at St. James Cathedral.

Choral repertoire at this service

Stephen Buzard - Matin Responsory
Byrd - Rorate caeli
Ledger - Adam lay ybounden
André Thomas - Keep your lamps trimmed and burning
Goldschmidt - A tender shoot
Gibbons - Hosanna to the Son of David
Britten - A Hymn to St. Columba
Manz - E'en so, Lord Jesus

Plan your visit

When you visit St. James Cathedral during Advent and Christmas, expect to receive a warm welcome! Whether you are a committed follower of Christ, a first-time visitor who is joining a friend, or fall somewhere in between, you're not just welcome, you belong.

It is not uncommon for people to either dress casually or formally when visiting the Cathedral. Our priority is that you to feel comfortable. Children are always welcome at St. James. There is an open space to the front right of the pews for children to play under your supervision and a changing station for parents of our youngest members under the church in the restrooms.

The cathedral is accessible to people with limited mobility. An access ramp is located at the west end of the building, 65 E. Huron St.

Map & Parking

We are conveniently located 2 blocks from the red line. Exit at Chicago Avenue, then south two blocks to the corner of Wabash and Huron.

We are one block west from the 3, 10, 26, 146, 147, and 151 bus lines on Michigan Avenue. Exit at Superior or Erie if southbound, exit at Huron if northbound.

Reduced-rate parking for the All Souls Requiem is available at ROW Parking Garage, 50 E Ohio Street, for $15 up to 18 hours. Parking is also available at Ohio Ontario Self Park, 33 W Ontario, for $11 up to 18 hours daily. Get a reduced-rate parking voucher from the St. James Commons reception desk.