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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Come, Ye Gentiles

Alleluia, alleluia. A sanctified day hath shone upon us; come, ye Gentiles, and adore the Lord; for this day a great light hath descended upon the earth. Alleluia.

The Alleluia verse from the Third Mass on Christmas Day in the TLM is very powerful and provocative. It seems to foresee the coming of the Magi at Epiphany, which is the revelation of the Messiah to the Gentiles, the world outside of the Jews.

Could this apply to us?

And not only that, but the emphasis given to light is also full of meaning. Light, after all, shines in the darkness. And this newly delivered Light, the Light from the womb of the Our Lady, has in fact descended up on.

Merry Christmas!

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