Christmas Night – A child is born in Bethlehem, Alleluia. Exult for joy, Jerusalem. Alleluia, alleluia. Our joyful hearts we raise! Christ is born: O come adore him and sing new hymns of praise. ~Christmas hymn: Puer natus in Bethlehem. 13th Century
Advent Vigils – The Lord the coming King: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory
Great O Antiphon, December 23 – O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of all nations and their Salvation: Come and save us, O Lord our God. ~Magnificat Antiphon
Fourth Sunday in Advent – Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns...
In addition to the Daily Offices which continue with slight schedule adjustments, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated as follows: December 23 – 4th Sunday of Advent – 10 A.M. December 24 – Christmas Eve – 7 P.M. December 25 – Christmas Day – 10 A.M.
Great O Antiphon for December 22 – O Rex gentium – O King of the nations, and their Desire, you are the cornerstone who makes us both one: Come and save mankind whom you fashioned from clay. ~Magnificat Antiphon
December 20 at Vespers – O Clavis David – O Key of David, and Scepter of the house of Israel, you open and no one can shut, you shut and no one can open: Come and bring the captives out of the prison house, those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death....
December 20 Vespers in Advent – O Oriens – O Dayspring, Brightness of the Light Eternal, and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. ~Magnificat Antiphon
Vespers, December 19 – O Radix Jesse – O Root of Jesse, you stand as an ensign to the peoples; before you kings will shut their mouths, and nations bow in worship: Come and deliver us, and tarry not. ~Magnificat Antiphon
Great O Antiphons at Vespers – December 18 O Adonai, and Leader of the house of Israel, you appeared in the bush to Moses in a flame of fire, and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm. ~Magnificat Antiphon