Christmas Day: Mass During the Day (Latin)

Day1.jpg

The final Mass of Christmas Day focuses on the eternal birth of the Son from the Father. As such, the Gospel of Mass is John 1 and there is no Last Gospel in the Rite of St. Gregory. This Mass is a commemoration of the two central mysteries of the Christian faith: the Trinity and the Incarnation, and the propers are rich in the contemplation of these mysteries.


Introit:

Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis: cujus imperium super humerum ejus: et vocabitur nomen ejus, magni consilii Angelus.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Is. 9:6

Ant. A Child is born to us, and a Son is given to us Whose government is upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called the Angel of great counsel.

V. Sing ye to the Lord a new song; because He hath done marvelous things.

V. Glory be…


Offertory:

Tui sunt caeli, et tua est terra, orbem terrarum, et plenitudinem ejus tu fundasti: justitia et judicium praeparatio sedis tuae.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 88:12,15

Ant. Thine are the heavens, and Thine is the earth, the world and the fullness thereof Thou hast founded; justice and judgement are the preparation of Thy throne.


Communion:

Viderunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 97:3

Ant. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.