On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. -Matthew 2:11
Services of Lessons and Carols began in Truro, England in 1880 and was reintroduced at King’s College Cambridge in 1918. Now the service is broadcast around the world on Christmas Eve. This special service intertwines the story of Christ’s birth with hymns and special seasonal music.
God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. -Ephesians 1:20-21