Octave Day of the Nativity
A CHILD is born to us, and a Son is given to us: whose government is upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called, the Angel of great counsel. Ps. Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: because He hath done wonderful things. V. Glory be to the Father.
O God, who through the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary didst secure for mankind the reward of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech Thee, that we may experience her intercession for us, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ. Who with thee.
Dearly beloved: The grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men, instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly and justly and godly in this world, looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and might cleanse to Himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works. These things speak and exhort: in Christ Jesus our Lord.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God: sing joyfully to God, all the earth. V. The Lord hath made known His salvation: He hath revealed His justice in the sight of the nations.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. God, who in divers manners spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all in these days hath spoken to us by His Son. Alleluia.
At that time, after eight days were accomplished, that the Child should be circumcised: His Name was called Jesus, which was called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Thine are the heavens, and Thine is the earth, the world and the fullness thereof Thou hast founded: justice and judgment are the preparation of Thy throne.
Receive, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our offerings and prayers, cleansing us by these heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hearing us. Through our Lord.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
May this communion, O Lord, cleanse us from all sin, and by the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, make us partakers of the heavenly remedy. Through the same our Lord.