St. Peter’s Christmas Eve with a unique Family service
Dec 25, 2012Estonian Life No. 52 2012
St. Peter's Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Toronto celebrated Christmas Eve with a unique Family service, blending Estonian and English Christmas hymns, liturgy and prayers.
Reverend Mart Salumäe was assisted by Pastor Richard French. The sermon was based on a short story by the Estonian author Oskar Luts. The full English translation (crafted by Liisa Norheim-Kiik) was provided on the hymn sheet. The all-important musical offerings included soprano Greesi Langovits, accompanied by Riho Maimets, the Helin ensemble directed by Margit Viia-Maiste, St. Peter's own vocal ensemble, directed by Sam Barton, including a solo by Kristina Agur and the organ accompaniment of Hanne Becker, who led the enthusiastic congregation in the traditional hymns and carols which ring in the spirit of the holidays.
Photo gallery– Photos by Peeter and Anneliis Põldre