Christmas Carol of Divine liberation06 Dec 2015, by Events in
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Coker, Nigeria, came together today for Christmas Carol of nine lessons tagged “Carol of Divine liberation.” It was so tagged because the Parish declared the year 2015 as the year of Divine liberation.
The Parish Christmas Carol of Divine liberation brought the parishioners together after the Sunday Masses in an atmosphere of oneness and celebration. A celebration that is very far away from what Carols used to be in history, I mean before it was Christianized. Yes, it is not new to say that some of the practices in Christendom had a pagan origin; Christmas it’s self was a pagan celebration but Christianized to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Similarly, the Christmas Carol has some paganic background. The word carol originally meant to dance or to dance to something. It could also mean a song of praise and joy. But what you dance to and what you praise in your songs of praise matters a lot. History has it that some people danced round stone circles and sang pagan songs, but today we praise the living God. The history behind Christmas Carol May have some pagan roots, but the coming of Christ Jesus has purified our history and put a new song in our mouths.
Our Parish Choir, together with some guest Choir, led the Our Lady of Lourdes community in Coker through a joyous moment. The atmosphere was Christmas, the Church was beautifully decorated, and it was all about the birth of Jesus Christ.
As we await to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, may the joy of his birth never depart from our lives.