We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

The Twelve Days of Christmas Carols

Join us on for 12+ Days of Christmas Carols leading up to Christmas. There are actually 16 carols, one a day from Dec. 10 to Dec. 25.

We will explore the ones typically a part of Christmas services. These are well known but the course explores areas of these carols not so well known. There is an introduction for each carol, the background, lyrics, and online versions. It is easy to do a carol a day leading up to Christmas.

It is a way to appreciate these carols anew and in different ways.

The Origins of Christmas Carols

O Come All Ye Faithful

Silent Night

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Angels We Have Heard on High

The First Nowell

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Away in a Manger

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Once in Royal David’s City

I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day

O Holy Night

We Three Kings

Go Tell it on the Mountain

What Child is This?