ESB-06 Christmas

Vigil of the Nativity
Matins

Invit. This day you shall know [:31]
V. Be ye steadfast [:11]
R1 Sanctify yourselves this day [1:22]
R2 Be ye steadfast [2:01]
R3 From that hidden habitation [2:09]

V. Tomorrow shall the iniquity [:14]

Lauds
A1 O Judea and Jerusalem [:24]
A2 This day you shall know [:18]
A3 Tomorrow shall the iniquity [:19]
A4 For Sion’s sake [:16]
A4 (on Saturday) The Word of the Lord [:20]
A5 Tomorrow you shall have deliverance [:22]
V This day you shall know [:]
A When as Mary [:59]

Terce
R Be ye steadfast [:49]
V Tomorrow you shall have relief [:11]

Sext
R Tomorrow you shall have relief [:50]
V This day you shall know [:13]

None
R This day you shall know [:53]
V Be ye steadfast [:11]

On the Vigil of the Nativity (Christmas Eve)
First Vespers

A1 The King of peace [:19]
A2 The King of peace [:14]
A3 Know ye that the kingdom [:16]
A4 Lift up your heads [:16]
A5 The days of Mary [:26]
R O Judea and Jerusalem [2:17]
H Redeemer of the nations, come [3:15]
V As a bridegroom [:11]
A When the sun hath risen [:37]

Compline
A Be ye ready [:22]
H O Saviour of the world [1:55]
 A Watch, all ye, and pray [1:25]

The Day of the Nativity of the Lord
Matins

Invit. Christ is born unto us [:27]
H O Christ, Redeemer of the world [2:50]
A1 The Lord hath said to me [:24]
A2 As a bridegroom [:13]
A3 Grace is poured abroad [:26]
V As a bridegroom [:11]
R1 This day the King of heaven [2:05]
R2 This day unto us from heaven [1:40]
R3 He came down from heaven [3:00]
R3 He came down from heaven (ferial days) [2:35]
A4 We have received thy mercy [:13]
A5 There shall spring up [:14]
A6 Truth hath sprung out of the earth [:23]
V He hath cried out to me [:12]
R4 Whom saw ye, O shepherds? [2:09]
R4 Whom saw ye, O shepherds? (ferial) [1:40]
R5 O great mystery [2:26]
R6 The angels praise thee [3:03]
R6 The angels praise thee (ferial days) [2:40]
A7 He hath cried out me [:15]
A8 Let the heavens rejoice [:17]
A9 The Lord hath made known [:20]
V The Word was made flesh [:11]
R7 Blessed is Mary [1:23]
R8 Blessed is the womb [2:05]
R9 The Word was made flesh [2:37]
Liber generationis [7:58]

V The Word was made flesh [:10]

Lauds
A1 Whom saw ye, O shepherds? [:31]
A2 She hath given birth [:42]
A3 The Angel said to the shepherds [:28]
A4 There was with the Angel [:32]
A5 A little child [:33]
H From climes which see the sun arise [3:34]
V Blessed be he that cometh [:13]
A Glory to God in the highest [:30]
The Father’s Word on this day [1:26]

Memorial of Saint Mary
A Behold, all things were accomplished [:17]
A After childbirth [:14]

Let us bless the Lord (VI) [:19]
Let us bless the Lord (III) [:09]

Terce
R The Word was made flesh [:47]
V He hath cried out to me [:10]

Sext
R He hath cried out to me [:46]
V The Lord hath made known [:09]

None
R The Lord hath made known [:45]
V Blessed be he that cometh [:13]

Second Vespers
A1 With thee is the principality [:32]
A2 The Lord hath sent redemption [:19]
A3 To the righteous of heart [:21]
A4 With the Lord there is mercy [:17]
A5 Of the fruit of thy womb [:22]
 R The Word was made flesh [2:37]
V Blessed be he that cometh [:13]
A This day Christ was born [:52]

Procession of Saint Stephen
R Saint of God; Prose: All the corners of the world [4:40]
R Saint of God (ferial) [3:38]
V Thou hast crowned him [:14]
V Thou art beautiful [:12]

Memorial of St. Stephen
A Thou art the foremost [:39]
V Thou hast crowned him [:14]

Antiphons at the Memorial of the Nativity
A This day a faithful Virgin [:33]
A Light hath risen upon us [:22]
A This day an undefiled Virgin [:35]
A Be joyful, all ye faithful [:35]
A The Virgin Mother [:33]
A A Virgin by a word conceived [:26]
A Blessed is the womb [:32]
A O Virgin Mother of God [:48]
A Ye shepherds, tell us [:32]