Sunday, December 25, 2011

In the 5199th year of the creation of the world... when the whole world was at peace...


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From the Roman Martyrology, Christmas Day
Online Source: www.breviary.net


December 25
Octávo Kaléndas Januárii.  Luna...The Twenty-Fifth Day of December.  The... Day of the Moon.
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nno a creatióne mundi, quando in princípio Deus creávit cœlum et terram, quínquies millésimo centésimo nonagésimo nono: A dilúvio autem, anno bis millésimo nongentésimo quinquagésimo séptimo: A nativitáte Abrahæ, anno bis millésimo quintodécimo: A Moyse et egréssu pópuli Israël de Ægypto, anno millésimo quingentésimo décimo: Ab unctióne David in Regem, anno millésimo trigésimo secúndo; Hebdómada sexagésima quinta, juxta Daniélis prophetíam: Olympíade centésima nonagésima quarta: Ab urbe Roma cóndita, anno septingentésimo quinquagésimo secúndo: Anno Impérii Octaviáni Augústi quadragésimo secúndo, toto Orbe in pace compósito, sexta mundi ætáte, Jesus Christus ætérnus Deus, æterníque Patris Fílius, mundum volens advéntu suo piíssimo consecráre, de Spíritu Sancto concéptus, novémque post conceptiónem decúrsis ménsibus (Hic vox elevatur, et omnes genua flectunt), in Béthlehem Judæ náscitur ex María Vírgine factus Homo.
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n the 5199th year of the creation of the world, from the time when in the beginning God created heaven and earth; from the flood, the 2957th year; from the birth of Abraham, the 2015thyear; from Moses and the going-out of the people of Israel from Egypt, the 1510th year; from the anointing of David as king, the 1032nd year; in the 65thweek according to the prophecy of Daniel; in the 194th Olympiad; from the founding of the city of Rome, the 752ndyear; in the 42nd year of the rule of Octavian Augustus, when the whole world was at peace, in the sixth age of the world: Jesus Christ, the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to sanctify the world by His most merciful coming, having been conceived by the Holy Ghost, and nine months having passed since His conception (A higher tone of voice is now used, and all kneel) was born in Bethlehem of Juda of the Virgin Mary, having become man.
Hic autem in priori voce dicitur, et in tono passionis:
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atívitas Dómini nostri Jesu Christi secúndum carnem.
 Quod sequitur, legitur in tono Lectionis consueto; et surgunt omnes.
In the same higher tone of voice and in the tone of the Passion:
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HE NATIVITY of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.
 That which follows is said in the customary tone of the Martyrology, and all arise.


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