Christmas Day: Midnight Mass (English)

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The Church traditionally celebrates three Masses on Christmas day. The first of these is the Mass at Midnight during which we celebrate the birth of Our Lord from the womb of the Virgin Mary in time. The Gospel is St. Luke’s Nativity Gospel.


Entrance Antiphon (1st Option):

The Lord said to me: You are my Son. It is I who have begotten you this day.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Ps. 2:7

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Entrance Antiphon (2nd Option):

Let us all rejoice in the Lord, for our Savior has been born in the world. Today true peace has come down to us from heaven.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition)

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Offertory Antiphon:

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad before the face of the Lord: because he comes.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Ps. 95:11

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Communion Antiphon:

The Word became flesh, and we have seen his glory.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Jn. 1:14

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