The first day of Convention ended with 9 choirs from Baguio and La Trinidad areas serenading the delegates during the Evangelism Thru Music.
The Holy Guardian Angels Parish Choir
The Church of the Epiphany Choir
The Christ Episcopal Church Choir
The delegates and guests joining in the singing
The Evangelism thru Music has become a regular feature or component of Diocesan Convention since 1997. Usually scheduled on the first night of Convention, it aims to entertain but more so, to inspire and prime the delegates for the next days of activities and sessions.
The EDNCP Clergy Ensemble
The St. Nicholas Episcopal Church Choir
The Cathedral of the Resurrection Choir
The delegates and guests
The Evangelism thru Music through the years has taken on many forms, from a chorale performance by several choirs, to a chorale concert by one choir, to a Hymn Festival by several groups, to a variety show, among others. Recently, the concept has evolved into a form of worship, where the liturgy is similar to that of the “Lessons and Carols”, which we do during Advent. This is the second year that the Evangelism thru Music has been done in the context of worship. Thus, the prayers, the collect as well as the blessing are based on the season; and the lessons and hymns revolve around the theme of Convention.
The Holy Innocents Episcopal Church Choir
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir
The Episcopal Parish of Advent and Sts Philip & Mary Choir
The Musicians and the CLCMC members
The Candle Light Ceremony & Blessing
It was an amazing night indeed. Kudos to the Commission on Liturgics and Church Music & Culture (CLCMC) for leading this activity and for the different choirs led by their conductors for participating, a big bravo to all of you! Special gratitude too to the people who worked in making the liturgy for this year and last year. May we all remain to be inspired to “Go to the World” in this season of Intentional Discipleship!! (FADamaguen022019)