Adeste fideles,

laeti triumphantes:

venite in Bethlehem:

Natum videte Regem Angelorum:

Venite, adoremus,

Venite, adoremus,

Venite adoremus



"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, 'Your God is King!

"Hark! Your watchmen raise a cry, together they shout for joy, for they see directly, before their eyes, the Lord restoring Zion!

" Break out in song, O ruins of Jerusalem! For the Lord comforts his people and redeems Jerusalem... All the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God!"
Isaiah 52:7-10, Christmas Vigil, Office of Readings.

A Table of Contents:
Christmas and
the Christmas Season

I. Using this Method to Plan for the Christmas Season

- A. The Scriptures for the feast of Christmas
Click here to find links to the Scripture readings for the following Christmas Masses:

- - 1. The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

- - 2. The Nativity of the Lord: Mass at Midnight

- - 3. The Nativity of the Lord: Mass at Dawn

- - 4. The Nativity of the Lord: Mass During the Day


- B. An Existential Approach to Christmas

- - 1. How is Christmas an Answer to Advent?
Click here to find a specific application of the Existential Approach to Liturgy to Christmas in the form of further questions.


- C. The Scriptures of the Christmas Season

- - 1. The Feast of the Holy Family

- - 2. The Feast of the Epiphany

- - 3. The Baptism of the Lord


- D. A Current Study on the History of the Feast of Christmas
Coming Soon.


- E. December, the Month of Martyrs
This page features excerpts from the Baccalaureate Mass homily of Fr. David G. Schultenover, S.J., delivered at St. John's church on December 16, 2000.



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