Salisbury Cathedral’s Darkness To Light Advent Service

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His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: (EDITORS NOTE A MULTIPLE LONG EXPOSURE WAS USED IN THE CREATION OF THIS IMAGE) In this image the interior of Salisbury Cathedral is illuminated by trails of candles carried by choristers during the annual 'darkness to light' advent procession on November 25, 2016 in Salisbury, England. The service, which begins with the medieval cathedral in total darkness and silence before the Advent Candle is lit at the West End, is one of the most popular services of the liturgical year. The annual advent service, which also takes place over tonight and tomorrow night and is seen by several thousand people, is a mix of music and readings during which two great candlelit processions move around the different spaces in the over 750-year-old building which, by the end, is illuminated by almost 1300 candles and is a spectacular start to the Christmas season. ***** "His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory. (Psalm 97: 4-6) *****

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4 His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all peoples see his glory.