Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
Isaiah 25.6-10 | Psalm 23 | Matthew 15.29-37 |
On the Mystery of the Incarnation
It's when we face for a moment
but to this creature vainly sure
it and no other is god-like, God
(out of compassion for our ugly
failure to evolve) entrusts,
as guest, as brother,
— Denise Levertov (1923–1997)
Jesus our Prince of Peace, we pray that every time a carol is sung, a Christmas greeting spoken, a children's play performed, that your name be honoured and glorified and that hard hearts be melted to receive you afresh. Amen
Justice, mercy and peace
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548? - 1611) O Magnum Mysterium. The Sixteen, cond. Harry Christophers.
O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!