Christmas in Quarantine

This Christmas the Church will be online!

The Church of the Holy Trinity will continue to hold services online and staff will remain working remotely.  This is in cooperation with the city’s protocols and the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania’s worship recommendations.  Our highest priority is the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, and parishioners. The church takes this responsibility very seriously. Please check social media or contact us at communications@htrit.org if you have questions about our Christmas schedule and services. 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services will be virtual.

Join us for streaming services on Facebook. Click Here

December 23

5:30 pm The Longest Night ComplineThe Longest Night is the Winter Solstice, but we will take some time a few days later to reflect on the long night we have been living for the past nine months, acknowledge the grief and hardship many have during the holidays (and especially this year) and pray together for the Light of the World to seep into the darkness and make us whole.

Join us on Wednesdays December 23rd at 5:30 p.m. on Facebook for a special Longest Night Compline Service. A 30-minute service of Compline streamed from the Church. Take a break to end the day in quiet and prayer. Click Here for Compline Service.

December 24
4:00 pm Christmas Pageant Service – A Very “Zoomy” Christmas Pageant – We have a full cast of characters! Even Baby Jesus and Baby Jesus Understudy! Join us on Facebook Christmas Eve at 4 pm to watch this special service with the children and youth of CHT! (Click here to download a bulletin)

8:00 pm Christmas Lessons and Carols – The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first celebrated at King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve, 1918. It was an adaptation of a similar service that had been written for the cathedral at Truro in 1880. The lessons were reordered in 1919, and what follows are the lessons that have been used since that time. At King’s College, the Festival is a Christmas Eve service, and the lessons, and music, move deliberately from the season of Advent into Christmastide. Many other parishes have adopted the tradition, occasionally modifying it as needed. Join us on Facebook at 8 pm on the 24th. (Click here to download a bulletin)

December 25

9:00 am Christmas Eucharist with the Bishop
On Christmas, join the Bishop from The Church of the Holy Trinity Sanctuary. This special Christmas service will be broadcast on CW-Philly at 6 a.m. then again on our Facebook page at 9 a.m. Music and readers provided by CHT. Join us on Facebook at 9 am on the 25th. Click Here