The Nativity of our Lord

Luke 2.1-20

Matthew 5.16—“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

Break forth, O beauteous heav'nly light, And usher in the morning.  You shepherds, shrink not with afright But hear the angel's warning. This child, now weak in infancy, Our confidence and joy shall be, The pow'r of Satan breaking, Our peace eternal making.

THE RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION  Fourth:  Who, then, is properly prepared to receive this sacrament?  Fasting and other outward preparations may serve a good purpose, but he is properly prepared who believes these words, "Given” and “poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins."  But whoever does not believe these words or doubts them is not prepared, because the words "for you" require nothing but hearts that believe.

 

The Nativity Gallo Fiorentino

The Nativity Gallo Fiorentino