The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. O come, let us worship. Alleluia
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
William Holman Hunt. The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple (1860). Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
From the very beginning was
We pray you, Lord, to purify our hearts that they may be worthy to become your dwelling place. Let us never fail to find room for you, but come and abide in us that we also may abide in you, who as at this time was born into the world for us, and lives and reigns, King of kings and Lord of lords, now and for evermore.
WA Mozart. Litaniae Lauretanae de Beatissimae Mariae Virginae in B flat (Salzburg, 1771) K109 (74e).
Eva Mei, soprano; Elisabeth von Magnus, alto; Kurt Azesberger, tenor; Gilles Cachemaille, bass; Arnold Schoenberg Chorus with Concentus Musicus, cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
May the Lord, who has called out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace. Amen.