The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Contrary to what storefronts would have you believe, the First Day of Christmas is December 25, and Christmas continues on for twelve days until the evening of January 5, also known as Twelfth Night. The twelve days of Christmas lead us to the Feast of the Epiphany, always on January 6. In 2016, Epiphany falls on a Friday, and is celebrated not only on that day with three Masses in the Chantry Chapel, but also on Sunday, January 8 with the Gentlemen of the Choir at 11am and 4pm.

During the twelve days of Christmas we have very few Choral Services at Saint Thomas. Our choristers are given a much-deserved break after a very busy Advent season, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Nevertheless, worship continues every day of Christmastide, usually with shorter, said services in the Chantry Chapel, which is located to the left side of the church after you enter the Fifth Avenue doors. Choral Services during Christmastide are sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. We hope you will join us during these twelve days in worship of the Word made flesh, our Lord Emmanuel (God with us).

Read more about each day of Christmastide.
Read more about the Church Year.