25 Dec 2023
Expired!
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Sung Mass of Christmas Day

Because the feast of Christmas is so great, the Church does not stop rejoicing after one or even two special Masses. She continues her worship with a third, the Mass of the Day. In this Mass, our attention is directed towards the divinity of the Child born in Bethlehem. We rejoice in His governing power and wisdom in the Introit. The Epistle refers us back to the Midnight Mass with the passage: “Thou art My Son, today have I begotten Thee.” The progressive manifestation of Christ continues. From swaddling clothes and a lowly stable we move to might and majesty, throne and sceptre. From the adoration of Mary and Joseph and a few shepherds, we go to the adoration of all the earth. The great feast of Christ’s manifestation, the Epiphany, is foreshadowed in the Gradual and Communion when we say, “All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.”

It is natural that Christian families, in the spirit of the Masses, feel a desire to continue expressing their joy throughout the whole of Christmas Day. This expression takes varied forms.

Source: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=440

The event is finished.

Sung Mass of Christmas Day

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
25 Dec 2023
Expired!

Because the feast of Christmas is so great, the Church does not stop rejoicing after one or even two special Masses. She continues her worship with a third, the Mass of the Day. In this Mass, our attention is directed towards the divinity of the Child born in Bethlehem. We rejoice in His governing power and wisdom in the Introit. The Epistle refers us back to the Midnight Mass with the passage: “Thou art My Son, today have I begotten Thee.” The progressive manifestation of Christ continues. From swaddling clothes and a lowly stable we move to might and majesty, throne and sceptre. From the adoration of Mary and Joseph and a few shepherds, we go to the adoration of all the earth. The great feast of Christ’s manifestation, the Epiphany, is foreshadowed in the Gradual and Communion when we say, “All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.”

It is natural that Christian families, in the spirit of the Masses, feel a desire to continue expressing their joy throughout the whole of Christmas Day. This expression takes varied forms.

Source: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=440

The event is finished.