Blue Christmas/Longest Night

Resources

Website December 21, 2014

Blue Christmas? Or Longest Night Communion?

Is "Blue Christmas" the best way to frame it for Christian congregations? And is a separate service focusing on grief and loss the best  […]

Video October 8, 2014

Chuck Knows Church: Blue Christmas

For some of us Christmas can be a time of stress and anxiety. Joy and cheer sometimes are overwhelmed by sadness. Chuck talks about   […]

Liturgy December 21, 2012

A Service of Word and Table for Longest Night/Blue Christmas

This service is especially designed for people who have lost loved ones in the past year. Be sure to invite all families that have  […]

Article December 21, 2012

Notes and Commentary on the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (CoSA) “Blue Christmas” Liturgy

There are a number of features of the "Blue Christmas" rite that are not fully evident from the printed order. Indeed, this is one  […]

Liturgy December 21, 2012

Blue Christmas: A Service of Reflection for the Longest Night

This service was used at The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, Honolulu, HI. The service is available by arrangement with the cathedral's Provost, The  […]

Liturgy December 20, 2011

A Litany for Longest Night (December 21)

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to herthat she has served her term, that her penalty  […]

Music Download December 5, 2011

How Can We Sing a Joyful Song?

Blue Christmas (also called Longest Night) services are worship services designed especially for those who, for whatever reason, cannot experience or express the customary  […]

Liturgy August 21, 2009

Blue X-mas

This year will be nothing like Those that came before. There won't be carols A banquet or gifts Just vacant space Where we  […]

Article December 10, 2004

Blue Christmas

In the midst of all the wonder, joy, and celebration of Christmas, with its carols, parties, decorating, baking, gift giving, and family time, it's  […]