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St. Andrew's Day Celebrated

posted May 3, 2010, 9:49 AM by All Hallows Church   [ updated May 3, 2010, 10:11 AM ]
St. Andrew’s Day Celebration. St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, was the first apostle called by Jesus. In honor of
his calling, his feast day, on November 30, is always the first feast day in the liturgical year. On November 29, the first Sunday of Advent, All Hallows celebrated St. Andrew’s Day during the morning service of Holy Eucharist. Members of the congregation were encouraged to wear an item of Scottish regalia and there were several who wore various items of clothing made with Scottish tartans, including a few kilts. (Fr. Ken’s kilt was made with the blue Clergy tartan).

The liturgy for the service was taken from the Scottish Prayer Book of 1948 and much of the music for the service was provided by a bagpiper. Matthew Wallace, a member of the Ocean City Pipe Band, played Highland Cathedral accompanied by Jim Bosworth at the organ for the offertory anthem and he played several solo pieces for the postlude. It is expected that the celebration of St. Andrew’s Day will become an annual event at All Hallows.