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"Christmas Eve's Great Mystery"

December 24, 2022
By Pastor Bill Te Winkle
O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord…
O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen
At his birth, Jesus feels at home in that stable. Animals. Humanity. With His Creation.

Allow the music (links/lyrics below) to stir your heart, meditating on this night’s great mystery. Bathe in its warmth, light, hope.

Merry Christmas!
Pastor Bill

 

P.S. Thank you for being faithful readers. I pray some of the 417 writings in these 14 volumes stirred your faith, compelling you to love God and your neighbors.

 

The Manger is full.
The Tomb is empty.
The best is coming!
Alleluia!!
Amen!!!

 

Video: King’s College Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KvrbYZB2vY
Music: Nordic Chamber Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn5ken3RJBo

 

Latin text
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
iacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Iesum Christum.
Alleluia!

 

English translation
O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Alleluia!