Advent Readings & Carols
Fratres Young Men's Ensemble
Jubilate! Young Women's Ensemble
The Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan, presider
Please note the earlier start time this year of 7:00pm!
This year's Readings and Carols features all of our Youth Music ensembles: Fratres Young Men's Ensemble,
Jubilate! Young Women's Ensemble, Schola Cantorum, and Seraphim Choir, with organ, singing songs from around the
world that lend a global voice to our Advent anticipation and Christmas joy:
A la nanita nana (traditional Spanish carol; arr. Folstrom)
Betelehemu (Nigerian Christmas carol; arr. Beck)
Do hory, do lesi, valasi (Slovakian carol)
Echo Carol (Wilby)
Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming (Praetorius)
Riu, riu, chiu (Castillian villancico, 16th Cent.)
The seven joys of Mary (English traditional; arr. Iliff)
Still, still, still (traditional German carol)
Youth readers offer traditional readings from Holy Scripture heralding Christ's birth, and congregational carols
are sung in the soft glow of candlelight. No tickets or reservations are required for this liturgy – all are
welcome! A freewill offering to benefit the Youth Music Program will be collected.
The Cathedral will not close at the usual 6pm weekday time, and will remain open before the liturgy.
Accessible entrances at Marion St. & Terry Ave. (northeast corner of Cathedral) and Columbia Ave.-Courtyard (south side of Cathedral).
For more information, contact the Cathedral music office at
email@example.com or 206-382-4874.
- The Cabrini Garage will be open from 6:00-10:00pm for free Cathedral parking for this liturgy.
To receive free parking, you must take
a ticket from the machine when you enter the garage, and write "St. James Cathedral" on it before you hand it to the attendant upon
exiting the garage.
- Limited free parking (~65 spaces) is available in the O'Dea High School parking lot, entrances on Marion and Columbia Streets between Terry and Boren Avenues.
- Street parking is $2.50/hour (free after 8:00pm).
- Accessible parking is available on the west side of Terry Avenue, between Marion and Columbia.
St. James Cathedral is within a few blocks of a number of bus lines and the First Hill Streetcar. The #60 bus stops directly in front on 9th Ave.
To plan your trip, visit
(or 206-553-3000), or
and search for Terry Ave & Marion St, Seattle.