Christingle Service 2011
Christmas Eve for Children
The largest Christingle kitchen crew ever gathered in the Chaplain's apartment on Christmas Eve morning to prepare and decorate the Christingle oranges that will be blessed and distributed to the children attending the Christmas Eve Christingle service held each year at Saint Paul's Church at 5 p.m.
Lighting the Advent & Christmas candles with the flame that the Scouts of Monaco brought from the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem.
Young people from St Paul's read a children's version of the Christmas Gospel.
The congregation young and old followed two children in procession as they carried the baby Jesus to the crèche at the back of the church.
Children from the morning's kitchen crew, lit the candles on the Christingle oranges while the congregation sang Silent Night.
Once all the candles were lit, Father Walter offered a prayer of blessing.
The children each received their own Christingle oranges and joined their friends on the front porch of the church.
There were lots of Christingle oranges to go around.
In fact, there were so many oranges that everyone could take two!