Dec. 25, 2012

Today is Christmas. The liturgical color is white.

This is a holyday of obligation (Christmas). Be sure to go to Mass if you didn’t go yesterday evening.

 

Saints & Celebrations:

On December 25, in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). It is a solemnity.

In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Anastasia, martyr. It is an It is a commemoration at the second Mass.

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If you’d like to learn more about the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas), you can click here.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Anastasia, you can click here.

For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.

 

Readings:

To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.

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Devotional Information:

According to the Holy See’s Directory on Popular Piety:

Christmastide

106. During Christmastide, the Church celebrates the mystery of the Lord’s manifestation: his humble birth in Bethlehem which was made known to the shepherds, the first of Israel to welcome the Savior; the Epiphany to the three wise men who had “come from the East” (Mt 2,1), the first of the Gentiles who recognized and adored Christ the Messiah in the child of Bethlehem; the theophany at the river Jordan in which the Father declares that Jesus is His “well-beloved Son” (Mt 3, 17) at the outset of his messianic mission; the miracle of Cana in which Jesus “manifested his glory and his disciples believed in him” (John 2,11).