James Manley

Writer

The Rev. James Manley is an assisting priest at Servants of Christ Anglican in Gainesville, Florida, and director of the Honors Institute at the College of Central Florida, where he teaches courses in history, philosophy, and religion.

Nine Lessons and Carols: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on December 21, 2019
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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. It was constructed out of the grief…