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  • Ephrata Cloister

    Christmas at the Cloister

  • An Advent Processional

    Music by Donald Pearson
  • Jesu, rufe mich

    Music by Father Friedsam (Conrad Beissel, 1691-1768)
    Text by Adam Brese

    Jesus, call Thou me,
    From the world to Thee;
    Speed me ever, stay me never;
    Jesus call Thou me.

    Not Jerusalem-lowly Bethlehem,
    ‘Twas that gave us
    Christ to save us;
    Not Jerusalem.

    Favored Bethlehem!
    Honored is that name;
    Thence came Jesus to release us;
    Favored Bethlehem!
  • In dulci jubilo

    14th Century Carol
    Setting by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

  • Behold that Star

    Traditional Christmas Spiritual
    Arranged by Philip Kern

  • The Best of Rooms

    Music by Randlaa Thompson
  • Stille Nacht

    Sung by both Ephrata Cloister Chorus and Audience

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister Summer Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wed. through Sat. & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sun. OPEN 9am-8pm Thurs. July 25th for Twilight Hours. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday.