Recap: Carols of Many Nations

Watch the 2020 Carols of Many Nations service

A time-honored Christmas tradition, members of the Seminary community gathered virtually on December 18 for Carols of Many Nations. The service featured the Chapel Choir, directed by Martin Tel and accompanied by Michael Gittens, as well as alumni from various locations around the world. The program incorporated choral pieces from the 2019 program in addition to freshly recorded works. The unique delivery of this program — a hybrid of live and recorded and old and new — is one of many creative worship experiences coordinated by Melissa Haupt, Chapel Office program and publication manager.

Alumni representing many countries, cultures, and Christian traditions read this year's scripture lessons, including:

  • Melissa Chan (Malaysia)
  • Hossam Garas (Egypt)
  • Bruno M. Linhares Jr. (Brazil)
  • Andreta Livena (Latvia)
  • Hminga Pachuau (India)
  • Maria Salome P. Smith (Liberia)

Princeton Seminary PhD student Noah Buchholz also offered a reading in American Sign Language.

Watch the service below.


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Danielle Shroyer, Class of 1999

“To be in a community where I got to hear so many different perspectives—that was profound for me. I’m grateful for the curiosity, for the practice of learning that was cultivated for me at Seminary.”