Feast of Lights 2012

feast of lights

The University of Redlands School of Music will present from November 30 to December 3, 2012 the 65th Feast of Lights, a service of worship celebrating in spoken word, tableaux, song and orchestral offering, the birth of Jesus Christ.

Although presentations have differed slightly from year to year, the basic theme has remained constant: the story of the birth of Christ and the symbolic message of the star of Bethlehem as it led the Wise Men to the stable. At the service’s conclusion, the traditional Ceremony of Candles, adapted from an ancient rite, symbolizes the spreading of the light of Christ’s message by the twelve apostles throughout the world.

For many faithful attendees, the tradition of the Feast of Lights marks the beginning of the holiday season.

Performances are held in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.


  • $25 general public
  • $15 for seniors 65 and over
  • $10 students
  • $ 5 University of Redlands students

The ticket office is located on the first floor of Hunsaker Center at the University of Redlands. You can reach the ticket office at 909-748-8116.

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The Feast of Lights at the University of Redlands:

The Feast of Lights finds its antecedents in Hanukah, the festival instituted by Judas Maccabaeus in B.C. 164 when the desecrated Temple in Jerusalem was purified and rededicated in the service of Jehovah. Inspired by the Jewish Feast of Lights, the Bishop of Albany, the Right Reverend G. Ashton Oldham, created a liturgical candlelight procession as part of a seasonal service held during Epiphany at Albany Cathedral in New York State.

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