St. Lucia service to be held Dec. 10

The Swedish organization, Nobel-Monitor Lodge, invites the public to attend a Saint Lucia program and celebration on Saturday, Dec. 10 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 year—is 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. Melanie Graham will lead the procession.

All are welcome. For more information, contact Marty Bergman at 216-371-5141 or

God Jul (Swedish for "Merry Christmas").

Marty Bergman

Marty Bergman is a longtime resident of Cleveland Heights, and Swedish by marriage

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Volume 4, Issue 12, Posted 1:33 PM, 11.29.2011