Lessons and Carols Service at Hood Seminary Dec. 7

  • Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:15 a.m.

Hood Theological Seminary is celebrating the holy season of Advent on Friday, Dec. 7, through the observance of the Service of Lessons and Carols.

This moving service originated at King’s College Cambridge, England, in the early part of the 20th century and is observed widely today.


The Rev. Dr. Ebony Marshall-Turman, visiting professor of Christian Ethics at Hood Theological Seminary, will deliver the message at the service. A native of New York City, Marshall-Turman earned a B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University in 2002; a master of divinity degree in social ethics in 2005; a master of philosophy degree in African American religion and social ethics in 2008; and the doctor of philosophy degree in social ethics in 2010 from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

The service is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Building 100. Seating will be limited and reservations should be made through the development office at 704-636-6926.

Hood Theological Seminary located at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive in Salisbury and sponsored by the AME Zion Church, is a graduate and professional school where intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a community of faith. Its student body currently comprises persons from 16 different denominations. Hood’s purpose is to educate and prepare its students for leadership in various ministries and vocations to which they feel called of God. It provides for the church an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together.

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