At Regina's oldest church, some of its youngest members will be among those shining brightly on Christmas Eve.
Talking about the evolving Christmas traditions at the nearly 120-year-old St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Deacon Michael Jackson reflects on the role of the children as they prepare to celebrate the birth of another child centuries before them.
From the little, five-year-old "boat girl" who will hold the bowl of incense (it used to be shaped like a boat) to a 17-year-old serving on the altar, "we want to have the young people doing as much as we can at that service," says Jackson, explaining that the children assume roles as readers, servers and communion assistants at the 5 p.m. service on Christmas Eve.
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Posted December 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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