O Magnum Mysterium

Hallelujah! Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers and fellow bloggers!  On this Christmas morn, take time to reflect on the the great mystery of the incarnation, the magnum mysterium, and praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who sent His Son as light to conquer the darkness of sin and death.

Latin text
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum 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
Christ the Lord.
Alleluia!

Text and translation from Wikipedia

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