Swedish community hosts Saint Lucia celebration Dec. 11

The Swedish organization, Nobel-Monitor Lodge, invites the public to attend a Saint Lucia program and celebration on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Forest Hill  Church Presbyterian, located at the corner of Lee Road and Monticello Boulevard, in Cleveland Heights. The program begins at 4 p.m.

Each December the story about Lucia story—the saint who brought light during the darkest night of the yearis retold. Her story is a favorite celebration of children in the Swedish community. The program begins with a concert by the Vasa Voices, a mixed choral group, singing traditional songs of the season in Swedish.

The program concludes with a procession of Lucia, and her attendants, singing “Sankta Lucia” and other children’s favorites in Swedish.

For further information and registration, contact Marty Bergman at 216-371-5141 or marty.bergman@sbcglobal.net.

The public is also invited to the 6:30 a.m. Christmas Day Julotta Service, held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3740 Mayfield Road, in Cleveland Height, on Dec. 25. A light breakfast will follow the service.

God Jul (Swedish for "Merry Christmas").

Marty Berman is a 35-year resident of Cleveland Heights, and Swedish by marriage.

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Volume 3, Issue 12, Posted 8:58 PM, 11.16.2010