THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD
Ps. 97:1. Sing a new canticle to the Lord, for He has done wondrous things.
V. Glory be . . .
O God, it was through the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary that You bestowed the gift of eternal life upon mankind. Grant that we may feel the powerful intercession of Mary, through whom we were privileged to receive the giver of life, Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord; who lives and rules with You . . .
V. The Lord has made His salvation known; in the sight of the nations He has revealed His justice.
GOSPEL Luke 2:21
The Christmas Preface is said.