Advent Procession
The Great “O” Antiphons

Sunday, November 28 • 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the Lutheran Church of Honolulu’s 35th annual Advent Procession service on Sunday, November 28, at 7:30 PM.

The service is based on the Great “O” Antiphons, which refer to the seven Old Testament names of the Messiah: O Wisdom, O Adonai, O Root of Jesse, O Key of David, O Rising Dawn, O King of Nations, and O Emmanuel. These seven antiphons provide the basis for the verses of the beloved Advent hymn, “O come, o come Emmanuel,” which choirmaster Carl Crosier has set for congregation, choir, and handbells.

Church members have fabricated banners for each symbol, which will be presented in procession during each corresponding lesson and musical selection. Carols and anthems by Peter R. Hallock, Hildegard of Bingen, Stanley Vann, Johannes Brahms, Judith Weir, George Guest, Jacob Handl, William Mathias, John Ferguson and Carl Crosier will be performed by the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir and Compline Choir, conducted by Carl Crosier and Allen Bauchle, with Katherine Crosier at the organ.

Composer of the Great “O” Antiphons, Peter R. Hallock, will be in attendance at this service, Carl Crosier’s 35th and final Advent Procession.