The Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ist Class
And may all my readers have a Holy and Happy Christmas Season!
The Collect from the Roman Breviary:
Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the new birth, in the flesh, of thine only-begotten Son, may deliver us whom slavery from of old doth keep under the yoke of sin. Through the same.
The Proper Lessons of the Feast may be found here.
The Propers for the Mass at Midnight of the Feast may be found here.
The Propers for the Mass at Dawn of the Feast may be found here.
The Propers for the Mass during the Day of the Feast may be found here.
The Article on the Feast from the Catholic Encyclopædia.
From Medieval Saints at Yahoo!
From the Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911.
An excerpt from a Christmas sermon of my name saint, Zveti Jovan Zlatoust (St John Chrysostom to most of my readers!) can be found here.