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Christmas in a Minor Key - The Longest Night Service Tuesday 12/22 at 5:30 pm

The holiday season is not a joyful time for everyone. If you have lost a loved one in the past year, or if Christmas reminds you of a time of loss, or if the holidays are difficult for you for any reason at all, it can be hard to navigate through the season. Join the community at St. David of Wales for a special service in which we anticipate Christmas in a reverent way that acknowledges the ambiguity of the time in which we live. Members of the Portland Threshold Choir will sing at this service, which is open to all, not just those who claim a connection with a church. All who come are invited to bring a photo or other memento of a loved one or personal symbol of the season.

As part of its renewed presence within the Southeast Community, St. David of Wales offers The Longest Night Service at 5:30pm on Tuesday, December 22 in the sanctuary at 2800 SE Harrison. This ancient service, also sometimes called the Blue Mass because it provides solace to those who find themselves less than joyful at the Winter solstice, offers a service of contemplation and commemoration for anyone who has lost loved ones or who finds the holidays to be a difficult time.

Mother Sara Fischer, new rector of St. David’s, notes, “We understand that at this time of year, some people can feel overwhelmed with memories of the past and pain of the present. We want to provide a space for anyone who feels the need for a quiet time amid the holiday rush, to meditate on whatever anguish you feel, and to find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.” Information on all of St. David’s Advent and Christmas services is posted on the website at www.saintdavidpdx.org.