Sankta Lucia

The traditional Swedish festival of Sankta Lucia took place tonight at York Minster. The festival is a traditional festival of light that celebrates the bringer of light during the long darkness of winter. The service features a candlelit procession and carols in celebration of St Lucy, a young Sicilian girl who was said to haveContinue reading “Sankta Lucia”

Sankta Lucia – The Festival of Light

For the second year running the Sankta Lucia festival of light service was held at York Minster this evening. The Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia shares many similarities with the advent procession that some people may be more familiar with.┬áDating back to the 18th century the festival symbolises the bringing of light into the darknessContinue reading “Sankta Lucia – The Festival of Light”

Sankta Lucia at York Minster

The Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia shares many similarities with advent processions held here in the UK. It symbolises the bringing of light into the dark winter and is one of the most significant services in the Swedish ecclesiastical calendar. The celebration of Sankta Lucia is based on the bravery and martyrdom of a youngContinue reading “Sankta Lucia at York Minster”