December 5, 2012

Lessons and Carols

As part of my quest to capture the holiday season, I've been making an effort to do more holiday-related activities. I happened to see a message on my college's website about the annual Lessons and Carols service taking place Sunday evening, and I remembered how much fun I had singing in that every year when I was a student. I'm not a religious person by any means, but I love singing the hymnals and traditional songs associated with Lessons and Carols. Once I started my stroll down memory lane, I knew that I had to find a Lessons and Carols service here in DC.

Luckily, I immediately found that the Washington National Cathedral was having its first Advent service this past Sunday. I convinced the hubs to accompany me, and off we went!

The neighborhood around the Cathedral is absolutely gorgeous. So many multi-million dollar homes! But the real appeal is the Cathedral itself. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful, warmish day. It started to get a bit overcast when we headed out, but it gave the Cathedral a very romantic, gothic look.





I love this one! Thank you, Instagram, for making me feel that I can take nice pictures on my phone.




I thought this archway was neat. If you look closely, you can see that it has the face of a cat and little birds flying around its head.




Who doesn't love some Abraham Lincoln?


The service was really beautiful, and I'm so glad that we went! It made me miss singing with a group quite a bit, but I'm glad that I had the chance to sing along during the service. Truthfully, I think that the hubs was kind of bored, but it meant so much to me that he came and sang along with me. :) Best husband ever! I definitely want to go to more events at the Cathedral. It's one of the most beautiful structures I've ever seen, and I need more of it in my life!