Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Christmas!

This morning, I drove down to Colebrook to attend the 10 am EF Mass of the Vigil of Christmas, which replaces the Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent this year, as the 24th of December falls on a Sunday. This Mass was without Gloria, and celebrated in violet vestments, as being still in Advent.

Late this afternoon, I attended and sang with the choir at my parish's 6 pm OF Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, which was the first Mass of Christmastide, celebrated with Gloria in white vestments.

I particularly noted that the collect and so forth were the same in both Masses...

So, I have passed to Christmas early this year!

Happy Christmas to all: Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonæ voluntatis.