24 December 2013

From the Royal Hours for Nativity

Today he who holds creation in the hollow of his hand is born of a Virgin.
Today he who holds creation in the hollow of his hand is born of a Virgin.
Today he who holds creation in the hollow of his hand is born of a Virgin.

He who in his being cannot be touched is wrapped in swaddling clothes as a mortal child.
God who of old established the heavens in the beginning now lies in a manger.
He who rained Manna on the People in the desert is fed at his mother's breast.
The Bridegroom of the Church calls the Magi to himself.
The Son of the Virgin accepts their gifts.

We venerate thy birth, O Christ
We venerate thy birth, O Christ
We venerate thy birth, O Christ

Show us also your divine Theophany.