Category Archives: Christmas

Choices of readings during the post-Christmas period

The Society of St Gregory’s “Liturgy Matters” forum has useful information about liturgies during the Christmas season, explaining the selection of readings and Psalms available in the Lectionary for the feasts of the Holy Family and the Baptism of the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gospels with Fr Adrian Graffy

Fr. Adrian Graffy, parish priest at the Catholic Church of Christ the Eternal High Priest, Gidea Park, Scripture scholar and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, will be teaching about the Christmas Gospels on Radio Maria England. He will be … Continue reading

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Preaching this Christmas – free webinar, Tuesday 14th December

‘Preaching this Christmas – an opportunity to welcome people‘ – is the title of a free webinar taking place this Tuesday, 14th December from 4.00-5.30pm. The event is being organised by the Catholic Association of Preachers. Speakers will be: Archbishop … Continue reading

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Celebrating Advent and Preparing for Christmas 2018

Advent is fast approaching, and with it a new liturgical year – Year C. “Advent has a twofold character: for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of … Continue reading

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Marian Antiphon for Advent and Christmas: Alma Redemptoris Mater

The four Marian Antiphons (Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina Cælorum, Regina Cæli, and Salve Regina) have traditionally been sung at the end of Compline (Night Prayer) – each one during a particular season of the Church Year. Alma Redemptoris Mater … Continue reading

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