The Nativity of the Lord

In reading the scriptures and prayers for the Christmas midnight mass I couldn’t help but be captured by the responsory which we sing together: “Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.” These words are adapted from the Gospel of Luke, where the angel announces to the shepherds tending their herds outside of Bethlehem: “Today […]

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Christmas Mass at Midnight

Is 9:1-6; Ps 96:1-3,11-13; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14


 Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.  This is such good news, yet because we have heard it said and sung over and over again it’s hardly news much less good news.  Notice, though, it’s expressed in the present tense, “Today is born.” Today, in our […]

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