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Lantern Ceremony 2013 – Entrance Procession and Invocation [Video]

The annual Lantern Ceremony was held at Old North Church on April 14, 2013. This video features the Entrance Procession: Color Guard from USS Constitution Grand Lodge of Masons Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Massachusetts National Lancers Lexington Minute Men Menotomy Minute Men Wilmington Minute Men Watertown Provincial Guard Mr. Michael LePage – Read More…

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First Michigan Fife and Drum Corps Perform at Old North’s Lantern Ceremony [Video]

After marching in from the Prado, the First Michigan Fife and Drum Corps performed at Old North’s Lantern Ceremony on the eve of Patriot’s Day. The event was held on Sunday, April 14, 2012 in the North End at the Old North Church. Enjoy this video of their performance at the beginning of the ceremony Read More…

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Paul Revere’s Ride Re-enacted in Boston’s North End for 2013 Patriot’s Day [Photos]

  Today is Patriots Day, a day that reflects the freedom Boston has celebrated throughout its history. Boston is a tough and resilient town and so are its people. — President Obama, April 15, 2013 Hours before the explosions at the Boston Marathon, a much calmer and more celebratory event took place on the 2013 Read More…

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Lighting of the Lanterns – The Regulars Are Out! [Video]

The 238th Lantern Ceremony was held on Sunday night at Old North Church concluding with the Lighting of the Lanterns and Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. In this video segment, Old North Vicar, Rev. Stephen T. Ayres, lights the lanterns (candle malfunction notwithstanding) and gives them to this year’s carriers to symbolize Robert Newman’s climb Read More…

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Patriot’s Day Re-enactment of Paul Revere’s Ride in North End on Monday, April 15, 2013

The 238th Patriot’s Day Celebration will kick-off in Boston on Monday morning, April 15, at 9:00AM with a Flag Raising Ceremony on City Hall Plaza.  The Patriot’s Day Parade will march from City Hall Plaza and continue onto Kings Chapel on Tremont Street where there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Read More…

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General (Ret) Frederick Franks Gives Keynote Address at 2012 Lantern Ceremony (Video)

The keynote speaker at the 2012 Lantern Ceremony was General (Ret) Frederick M. Franks, Jr., commander of the VII Corps during Operation Desert Storm. Old North co-sponsored the 2012 Lantern Ceremony with Home Base Program.  The Home Base Program is a collaboration between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving the needs of Read More…

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Stacey Lucchino, Boston Red Sox, Reads Paul Revere’s Ride Poem – Video

Video: Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read by Stacey Lucchino of the Boston Red Sox Foundation, followed by The Sweetness of Mary, performed by 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps, in memory of Mary Lodgson. (Fife & Drum starts at 6:40 in video.) Old North Church hosted the Annual Lantern Ceremony on Read More…

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Old North’s 2012 Lantern Ceremony Honors Home Base Program – Photos

In celebration of Patriot’s Day, Old North Church hosted the 237th Anniversary Annual Lantern Ceremony on Sunday, April 17, 2012. This year, Old North honored the work of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Home Base Program, which assists veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The keynote speaker was General (Ret) Fred Franks. Read More…

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Lantern Ceremony 2012 – Reading Paul Revere’s Letter and “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

Video: Excerpts from Paul Revere’s Letter to Jeremy Belknap, read by Joe Kearns Goodwin, U.S. Army Veteran and Victoria Bonney Goodwin. When Johnny Comes Marching Home by Lambert Willhousky, Performed by Old North Chamber Choir under Dr. Libor Dudas, Organist and Director Old North Church hosted the Annual Lantern Ceremony on Sunday, April 17, 2012. Read More…

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Lantern Ceremony 2012 – Entrance Procession and Invocation

Video: Lantern Ceremony – Entrance Procession with the Color Guard from USS Constitution, Honorary Lantern Escorts, Grand Lodge of Masons and Members of the Militia. Following the procession, the Reverend Stephen T. Ayres, Vicar of Old North Church, welcomed nearly 500 guests and performed the invocation. Old North Church hosted the Annual Lantern Ceremony on Read More…

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Patriot’s Day 2012 Parade & Reenactment in North End – Photos

The annual Patriot’s Day parade and April 18, 1775 reenactment of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride were held today at the Prado on Hanover St. in the North End. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Old North Church Asst. Vicar Matt Kruger were on hand for the Read More…