Dec 25, 2021: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Day | ABC)

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Introduction

The season of Advent is past; our period of anticipation is complete. The solemnity of the Lord’s birth celebrates the mystery of the incarnation by which the Word of God humbled himself to share our humanity, in order that he might enable us to become sharers in his divinity.

In the Mass During the Day, the Christmas celebration gains a new depth of theological meaning. There is a progression of insight from the Midnight Mass to now, when we assemble during daylight hours. At midnight, the historical birth of Christ was proclaimed. At dawn, the initiative of God’s gift was declared and the baptized community’s joyfully gratitude was announced. In this third celebration, we meditate on the identity of Christ and on our own new way of life in the Word made flesh. Continue reading “Dec 25, 2021: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Day | ABC)”