Monday, 10 December 2007

Sunday Blessings

We had morning service and a prayer meeting at 4 pm. After which I went to the Bible College Christmas Carol service. This service (other churches also have them) is called a candle light service as it ends with a candle light procession.

Above is a part of the audience and the open air candle light procession. The Sunday School children set up a manger scene on the lawns.
The service began with Bishop Dr. Rev.JM lighting the traditional brass lamp.There were choirs representing many parts of India and Nepal.Below is the children 's choir and an drummer from Jharkand



The girls are dressed in the different ethnic clothes we have here.Seated on the floor is a group from the Punjab, they are singing a qwwali, which is a lively poem sung in a Muslim style.The Naga choir is dressed in their traditional handwoven shawls and skirts from North East India.And also a drummer and singer from Mizoram.After the service everybody had coffee and cake.

3 Fertilize my soul:

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What a nice time of worship!

'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Thanks Amrita, what a wonderfull post you wrote and so interesting all the habits, clothes and everything is interesting to me:)

Donetta said...

I love the ethnic example and the cultural reviews. It really helps to see that we as Americans expect so much and take so much for granted.