Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Novena, Day 6

Today is in some ways the high point of the Advent season. The Mass readings, focusing on the Visitation, make the reality and the effectiveness of Christ's coming almost palpable. The first reading is one of the few times a selection from the Song of Songs is in the Lectionary at all (most often, this book is read from at weddings, but not typically in a Sunday or daily Mass). That alone makes today's liturgy distinctive!


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