Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
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!