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Thursday, December 24, 2009

CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT MASS


by Pope John Paul II


VOX CHRISTIANA RECORDS
VC 3004/5
1979
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SIDE A:



Introit--"Laetentur Coeli"--"Cantate Domino"
Kyrie/Gloria/Opening Prayer
First Reading--(In Spanish) Isaiah 9:1-6
Responsorial Psalm--"Tecum Principatus"
Second Reading--(In English) Titus 2:11-14
Gospel Acclamation--Alleluia
Gospel--(In Italian) Luke 2:1-14

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SIDE B:



Homily (In Italian)/Credo
Prayer of the Faithful
Offertory Hymn

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SIDE C:



Preface (In Latin)/Sanctus Benedictus
Canon/Our Father/Agnus Dei
Communion Hymn--"Adeste Fidelis"

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SIDE D:



"Adeste Fidelis" continued and "Ave Verum"
Concluding Rite--Prayer and Communion
Solemn Blessing and Dismissal
Final Hymn--"Laetentur Coeli" (recorded December 25, 1978 in St. Peter's Square)
Hymn to the Pontiff (Gounod)
Christmas Greetings in Various Languages
Final Blessing--"Urbi et Orbi"
Hymn to the Pontiff (Gounod)
Italian National Anthem & Final Greeting

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Editor's note: there is far too much clapping in this recording. Especially since this is a mass and you're not really supposed to clap in church are you? I mean maybe after a sermon or something but during a choral work? What do I know about church? Listen up halo-carriers and heathens alike and maybe you'll find yourself some religion. Though nothing to knock a pope over for!

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