The Festival of Saint Lucia

December 7, 2017

TimeDecember 7, 2017

According to Swedish legend, a ship carrying a maiden "clothed in white and crowned with light" appeared on the shore in V??rmland during a great famine. The maiden, widely believed to be Lucia, distributed food and clothing to the needy, thus endearing herself to the Swedish people. As a school founded by Swedish immigrants, the Gustavus Adolphus College community has found it appropriate to celebrate some Swedish traditions.

The community is invited to a chapel service featuring the Lucia Court, singing by the Lucia Singers choir, and the previous year's St. Lucia providing a homily during which the legend is retold. The chapel service is from 10 - 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel, is free and open to the public and will belive streamed and archived

The service is followed by a Scandinavian sm??rg??sbord luncheon and program. To order tickets for the luncheon, visit

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