Monthly Archives: December 2012

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (Readings)

Readings: First Reading: Numbers 6:22-27 22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23  Say to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, and you shall say to them: 24  The Lord bless thee, and … Continue reading

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TE DEUM

    TE DEUM laudamus: te Dominum confitemur. O GOD, we praise Thee: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord. Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur. Everlasting Father, all the earth doth worship Thee. Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi Caeli et … Continue reading

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SAINT STEPHEN (DECEMBER 26)

  Acts 7:1-59 [1] Then the high priest said: Are these things so? [2] Who said: Ye men, brethren, and fathers, hear. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in … Continue reading

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NATIVITY OF OUR LORD (DECEMBER 25)

    LUKe 2:1-20 [1] And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. [2] This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of … Continue reading

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O EMMANUEL COME (DECEMBER 23)

  O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectratio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domines, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people: Come and set us free, Lord our God.

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O KING OF ALL THE NATIONS COME (DECEMBER 22)

  O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man: … Continue reading

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O RADIANT DAWN COME (DECEMBER 21)

  O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

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O KEY OF DAVID COME (DECEMBER 20)

  O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel, qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperuit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel, controlling at your … Continue reading

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O ROOT OF JESSE COME (DECEMBER 19)

  O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare. O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings … Continue reading

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O SACRED LORD COME (DECEMBER 18)

    O Adonai, et dux domus Israel, qui Moyse in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the … Continue reading

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