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Sankta Lucia - light in the midst of darkness

Sharing Sweden's most significant Christian festival

The 15th Sankta Lucia service was held at St Paul's Cathedral on 11 December.
 
Dean of St Paul's The Very Revd David Ison said: "We rejoice at being part of this historic and beautiful celebration of the light of Christ: a light much needed in a world darkened by violence and despair, a world of refugees and hunger, war and terror.
 
"As we welcome all our friends from the Swedish Church, and rejoice in the gifts of worship which we receive together, so we remember the other side of this celebration: the gifts and joys of creation, the love and friendship we can share, the goodness of so much in God’s world, and the kindness of many towards those in need."

 

See images from the Sankta Lucia service 2015

Dean and Rector of the Swedish Church in London Michael Persson said: "Nowadays the name “Lucia” has a special place in every Swede’s heart.

"Lucia is celebrated in practically every home and church, community and club, school and office."

Read about Sankta Lucia and St Lucy in the Order of Service