Christmas service

I attended a Christmas service at Kwansei Gakuin University today. One of my students is a member of the choir there. His mother kindly invited me to attend the service.
I loved the beautiful campus. The school buildings were designed by William Merrel Vories, who is one of my favorite architects.
The service was conducted with solemnity. I was profoundly moved. I listened to prayers, quotations from the Bible, organ music, hymns sung by the choir, and solo singers. I also sang several hymns together with other attendees and the choir. I felt as if my heart were being purified.
After the service, we went outside the building and sang carols together. It was a truly unforgettable experience.
Merry Christmas!

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