Continuing our daily observance of Advent, we celebrated Morning Prayer today in the chapel before school. Today is the feast of Saint Lucy, an early Christian martyr who was killed in 304 in Sicily. Her name comes from the Latin word "lux" which means light. Her feast is celebrated on Dec. 13 because the ancients believe that the Winter Solstice fell on that date so given the meaning of her name and the Winter Solstice, it seemed like an appropriate day to celebrate her feast.
For our prayer, we sang the second verse of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", prayed Psalm 1, listened to a reading from Isaiah, and offered some final prayers. We prayed with lighted candles and with the lights off given the tenor of the feast.
Following prayer, all who came were treated to donuts in Campus Ministry.