The Faculty of Law has celebrated the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols to thank God for His grace and mercies throughout the year.
The annual event on the calendar of the Faculty was well attended and brought together faculty members and students in an informal manner to interact with one another before the end of semester examinations.
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.
The scripture lessons were read by the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Kwame Frimpong, Geoffery Gle, the Ag. Director of the Public Affairs Directorate, Leticia Akyeampong, Assistant Registrar at the Faculty of Law, Cynthia Opoku-Manu, Law Student, her Ladyship Mavis Kwainoe, Lecturer and Course Coordinator of Law Programmes just to mention but a few.
Apart from the traditional English hymns and carols that the Festival is noted for, the Faculty presented their own version of the Festival, with performing choirs singing their own rendition of songs and hymns in the local languages on the birth of Jesus.
To drum home the message of the season, a drama enacted by the students depicted how Mary, a humble ordinary person was used by God to bring the Saviour into the world.
Tying in with the drama was the Christmas message presented by Pastor David Olaga, Senior Pastor of the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Nungua on the theme, Celebrating Jesus, which was an exaltation for believers to emulate the life of Jesus by being humble and selfless.
Other highlights of the Festival included a choreography performance by the students, a trumpet recital and an offering in aid of the purchase of musical instrument for the Legal Angels Choir, the students’ choir of the Law Faculty.
The evening ended with the performance of the Handel’s Hallelujah chorus by the Mass Choir, which was welcomed with a standing ovation by the audience.