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Friday, December 25, 2009

1906 Christmas Day Celebration at Christ Church in Pelham

As Christians celebrate Christmas 2009 the world over this day, it seemed appropriate to provide some Christmas-related history on the Historic Pelham Blog.  I have written of Christmas in Pelham on the Blog before.  See:

Monday, September 21, 2009:  January 1882 Account of the 1881 Christmas Festival Held at the Union Sabbath School in Pelhamville.

Today's posting transcribes a brief schedule of the Christmas Day festivities at Christ Church in Pelham Manor on Tuesday, December 25, 1906 and in the days that followed.

"Christ Church, Pelham.

The services for Christmas Day will include Holy Communion at 8.30 a.m.  Service with special music, sermon and Holy Communion at 11 o'clock. 

The Christmas tree for the Sunday School will be held in the church on Thursday, December 27th, at 3.30 p.m.

At the annual vestry election of Christ Church, T. H. Bridgeman of Pelham Heights, and G. F. Pelham of New Rochelle, were elected."

Source:  Yuletide Services in the Churches . . . Christ Church, Pelham, New Rochelle Pioneer, Dec. 22, 1906, p. ?, col. 1-2 (the page number is not printed on the newspaper page).

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