Advent service in the Palace Chapel
"Thank you for joining us here in the Palace Chapel. This year we wanted to celebrate Advent with all of you. I hope you enjoy sharing this service with us."
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra welcomed viewers to the Palace Chapel on the fourth Sunday in Advent. The King and Queen were in attendance together with the Crown Prince and Crown Princess and their family. Oslo Bishop Kari Veiteberg and musicians Andreas Stensland Løwe, Frida Ånnevik and Vegard Bjørsmo also took part in the service.
Welcome to the Palace Chapel:
It is the fourth Sunday in Advent. Join in the service in the Palace Chapel.
His Majesty The King concluded the Advent service with a Christmas greeting before the singing of the final hymn, "Fair is Creation":
"Christmas is just around the corner, and many of us will be be celebrating it somewhat differently this year.
Let us all try to take especially good care of each other, and show each other the compassion and kindness that we all need. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful holiday season."
Frida Ånnevik opened with a popular Christmas song by Norwegian author and songwriter Alf Prøysen. Photo: The Royal Court
Bishop Kari Veiteberg recalled the first words of Christmas scripture: Fear not. Photo: The Royal Court.
Vegard Bjørsmo sang "North Norwegian Christmas Psalm" by Trygve Hoff. Photo: The Royal Court
Bishop Kari Veiteberg and performers Andreas Stensland Løwe, Frida Ånnevik and Vegard Bjørsmo. Photo: The Royal Court
Congratulations from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Alar Karis, President of the Republic of Estonia.
Crown Prince Haakon in Bergen
His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited the research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen and opened the conference “The Ocean” in Bergen this morning.