By Sue Steel – EFRAR 2018 committee member …
Daily News of Life and times in North Cyprus goes around the world
By Richard Beale………………………
It was a very interesting week in both Leagues, starting with the Super League with the top 3 teams last week (Doğan Türk Birliği, Binatlı and GAÜ Çetinkaya) all losing. Shock of the weekend was then bottom Club Cihangir beating second place Binatlı 3-1. Just 2 points now separate the top 6.
By Richard Beale………………….
Below are 5 Sports questions the answer can be found in the next page of the CyprusScene.com Enewspaper. The answer to this weeks “Stinker” you will find in next weeks Sports quiz. – No cheating please !.
By Engin Dervişağa……..
On Thursday 23rd November I went with my camera crew for my Vox Pop programme on BRT 2 TV to The Fez, in Çatalköy to be with the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT) where they were holding their first Christmas Party.
By Engin Dervişağa…….
In memory of the death in 1273 of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi the founder of the Whirling Dervish order I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to repeat our show “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Mevlana or Whirling Dervishes who perform regularly at the Bedesten, Lefkosa.
Christmas has always been associated with the singing of Christmas Carols, and one of the favourite services in many churches is the traditional “Nine Lessons and Carols”. The service is so traditional that many people think it must have been part of the Church’s worship for hundreds of years. But the reality is a little different.
While it is true that the sacred songs which we call Christmas Carols have been sung for centuries, the service of Nine Lessons and Carols has a relatively recent history.
In 1878 the Royal Cornwall Gazette reported that the choir of Truro Cathedral would sing a service of carols at 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
“The Choir of the Cathedral will sing a number of carols in the Cathedral on Christmas Eve, the service commencing at 10pm. We understand that this is at the wish of many of the leading parishioners and others. A like service has been instituted in other cathedral and large towns, and has been much appreciated. It is the intention of the choir to no longer continue the custom of singing carols at the residences of members of the congregation.”
Two years later, Edward White Benson, at that time Bishop of Truro in Cornwall but later Archbishop of Canterbury, formalised the service with Nine Lessons for use at 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve (24 December) 1880. Over 400 people attended this first service.
The original form of the service has since been adapted and used by other churches all over the world. Lessons and Carols most often occur in Anglican churches. However, many Christian denominations have adopted this service, or a variation on this service, as part of their Christmas celebrations.
The best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve. It features carols sung by the famous Choir of King’s College.
Less well-known perhaps, but just as traditional, is the service held in St. Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia. This year’s Nine Lessons and Carols in St. Andrew’s will be held on Sunday 17th December at 6.00 p.m. All are very welcome to attend.
Source: St Andrews Church, Kyrenia
For our local readers who wish to be with St Andrews Church, Kyrenia for their “Carols by Candlelight” event we offer you a look at King’s College Cambridge singing carols.