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Church News: Speaking in an Anglican Christmas service, Elder Holland tells of his father's death, Christ's birth

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland, listen during the traditional Church of England "Nine Lessons and Carols" service in the Pembroke College Chapel in Oxford, England, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Patricia Holland, listen during the traditional Church of England "Nine Lessons and Carols" service in the Pembroke College Chapel in Oxford, England, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

OXFORD, England — Standing in the midst in the benches of an intricately decorated 1700s Anglican chapel on Sunday during the Church of England’s signature Christmas service, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland delivered a message about the comfort he felt at his father’s death because of Christ’s birth.

"To be true to the complete experience we must on occasion speak of Christmases — and other days in our individual and collective lives — that for whatever reason may not be as joyful or do not seem to be 'the season to be jolly,'" Elder Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said.

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