CSI St. Mary's English Church celebrated Carol Service on 17th Dec 2011.
Rev Viji Verghese Eapen, Director, Ecumenical Relations and Ecological Concerns, CSI Synod, Chennai gave the Christmas message.
In Scandinavia during the winter months the sun would disappear for many days. After thirty-five days scouts would be sent to the mountain tops to look for the return of the sun. When the first light was seen the scouts would return with the good news. A great festival would be held, called the Yuletide, and a special feast would be served around a fire burning with the Yule log. Great bonfires would also be lit to celebrate the return of the sun. In some areas people would tie apples to branches of trees to remind themselves that spring and summer would return.