What better way to commemorate the birth of the Savior than to present a special
program concerning His birth on Christmas Morning? Too many members
of our LDS Church will be thinking more of Santa than remembering the Savior
when we have a shortened Christmas Sunday worship. It saddens me to see the
church cut back Sunday meetings on Christmas.
I believe this is the right thing to do. The First Presidency sent out a letter
a few weeks ago describing the meetings for Sunday, December 25. The units will
basically have sacrament meeting and then go home. After all Christmas is the
time for the family to be together. The units will do the programs as they see
fit to do so. I don't see the need for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to have to
put on a show that Sunday. Let them be with their families and go with them to
their respected units to worship that day.After all it is a time for
pondering and reflecting upon the Birth of the Savior.
awesome because we don't have a car and getting there on sunday is a no can do.
We will be able to make the Thursday morning recording before going over to the
Salt Lake Temple to do a session.
The article did not mention how often this has been done in the past. It has
been our family tradition to attend the Sunday before Christmas or (I am sure in
the past) on Christmas Day. We will have to make the call about whether to go
on Thursday or break tradition this year.
As an active member of the LDS Church, I wonder why the Tabernacle Choir does
not have a live Sunday Morning Program on Christmas Sunday. Catholic
and Anglican Christian churches have a special Christmas Eve Midnight Mass to
remember the birth of the Savior. Most Protestant churches also have special
Christmas programs on Christmas - whether Christmas occurs on Sunday or any week