The Feast of St Lucia

Yesterday was St Lucy Day among Lutherans; sometimes the closest Sunday to this saints day also honors who many call Santa Lucia. In Sweden, other Scandinavian countries and northern Germany, St Lucy processions occur even outdoors, to nursing homes and, of-course in church.

Isn’t this a beautiful video of Advent and St Lucy?
youtube.com/watch?v=JNx7iL9wi5I

Wow! I don’t know what is more beautiful, the church or the music…

Simply beautiful! :clapping:

Thanks for sharing…:thumbsup:

Wonderful!

What is the meaning behind the crown of candles? Is it only worn by women? Seems a little dangerous not to mention the difficulty in removing candle wax from the hair.

There are different versions of St Lucy; from safely guiding fellow Christians in the Catacombs, her crown of candles revealing Christ or another account is that St Lucy suffered martyrdom by fire.

You raise a good question; yes there is wax spilled. Maybe that is how the young virgin accepts suffering for Christ. The snow in New York has kept us indoors but I don’t remember problems with the candles in the past. Is there such a thing as low burn candles?

Little bit more of Santa Lucia:
youtube.com/watch?v=i2-Q_ObdE-4

In America and Europe

Words to Santa Lucia

A bit more earthy version
vimeo.com/80862171

On the sea glitters the silver star
Gentle the waves, favorable the winds.
On the sea glitters the silver star
Gentle the waves, favorable the winds.
Come into my nimble little boat,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!
Come into my nimble little boat,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!

With this breeze, so gentle,
Oh, how beautiful to be on the ship!
With this breeze, so gentle,
Oh, how beautiful to be on the ship!
Come aboard passengers, come on!
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!
Come aboard passengers, come on!
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!

Inside the tents, putting aside supper
On such a quiet evening,
Inside the tents, putting aside supper
On such a quiet evening,
Who wouldn’t demand, who wouldn’t desire?
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!
Who wouldn’t demand, who wouldn’t desire?
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!

Sea so calm, the wind so dear,
Forget what makes trouble for the sailor,
Sea so calm, the wind so dear,
Forget what makes trouble for the sailor,
And go shout with merriment,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!
And go shout with merriment,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!

O sweet Naples, O blessed soil,
Where to smile desired its creation,
O sweet Naples, upon blessed soil,
Where to smile desired its creation,
You are the kingdom of harmony,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!
You are the kingdom of harmony,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!

Now to linger? The evening is beautiful.
A little breeze blows fresh and light.
Now to linger? The evening is beautiful.
A little breeze blows fresh and light.
Come into my nimble little boat,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!
Come into my nimble little boat,
Saint Lucy! Saint Lucy!

Thank you for posting! Such beauty!

Bless you for posting, EC. What a great ecumenical activity for all parishes. Does any body else out there do anything like this?

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