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The Everyday Prayer


 
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Icon of the Holy Face
Church of Sant'Egidio, Rome

Nativity of the Lord


Reading of the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Glory to God in the highest
and peace on earth to the people he loves.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Luke 2, 1-14

Now it happened that at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be made of the whole inhabited world.

This census -- the first -- took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria,

and everyone went to be registered, each to his own town.

So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David's town called Bethlehem, since he was of David's House and line,

in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child,

and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living-space.

In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night.

An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified,

but the angel said, 'Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.

Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.'

And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the hosts of heaven, praising God with the words:

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace for those he favours.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia


12/25/2012
The Nativity of the Lord


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Sunday, 18 June
Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ
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Monday, 19 June
Prayer for peace
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Tuesday, 20 June
Memory of the Mother of the Lord
JUN
21
Wednesday, 21 June
Memory of the Saints and the Prophets
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22
Thursday, 22 June
Memory of the Church
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23
Friday, 23 June
Memory of Jesus crucified
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24
Saturday, 24 June
Sunday Vigil
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25
Sunday, 25 June
Liturgy of the Sunday