Traditional Latin Mass

of Christmas


Choral Prelude


Up, Good Christian Folk, and Listen!

Adam Lay Ybounden

Floss de Radice Jesse

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Of a Rose

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

In the Bleak Midwinter

In Dulci Jubilo

Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree






O Come, All Ye Faithful

(Adeste fideles)

Choir and Congregation



O come, all ye faithful Joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;

Come and behold him Born the king of Angels:



O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!


God of God, Light of Light,  

Lo! he abhors not the Virginís Womb;

Very God, Begotten, not created:



Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation,

Sing, all ye citizens of heavín above;

Glory to God in the highest:



Adeste, fideles, Laeti triumphantes;  

Venite, venite in Bethlehem.  

Natum videte Regem angelorum.


Venite, adoremus,  Venite, adoremus,  

Venite, adoremus Dominum.



Holy Sacrifice of the Mass



Mass of Christmas during the Day




Order of Mass:

Missalette or Campion Missal (569)


Propers of the Mass: 

Mass leaflet or Campion Missal (31)


Preface of the Nativity

Mass leaflet or Campion Missal (685)


Ordinary of the Mass

Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
†††††††††††††† (Haller, Messe Secundo)

After Offertory:  

Hodie Christus Natus Est! (Sweelinck)

(Today Christ is Born)


After Communion:  

O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen) 

(O Great Mystery)


Final Marian Antiphon:  

Alma Redemptoris Mater  (Palestrina)

††††† (Holy Mother of our Redeemer)



Alma Redemptoris Mater,

††††† quae pervia caeli porta ††††† manes et stella maris,

succurre cadenti, surgere qui

††††† curat, populo:

tu quae genuisti, natura

††††† mirante, tuum sanctum

††††† Genitorem,

Virgo prius, ac posterius,

†††† Gabrielis ab ore sumens

††††† illud ave, peccatorum

††††† miserere.

Holy Mother of our Redeemer,

††††† thou gate leading to heaven ††††† and star of the sea;

help the falling people who

††††† seek to rise,

thou who, all nature

†††††† wondering, didst give birth

†††††† to thy holy Creator.

Virgin before and after, ††††† hearing the greeting from ††††† Gabrielís lips, take pity on ††††† sinners.



Joy to the World

Choir and Congregation


Joy to the world! the Lord is come:  Let earth receive her King;  

Let ev'ry heart prepare him room,  

And heav'n and nature sing,  And heav'n and nature sing,  

And heav'n, and heav'n and nature sing.


Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns:  Let men their songs employ,  

While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,   

Repeat the sounding joy,  Repeat the sounding joy,  

Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.


No more let sins and sorrows grow,  Nor thorns infest the ground;  

He comes to make his blessings flow,   

Far as the curse is found,   Far as the curse is found,  

Far as, far as the curse is found.


He rules the world! with truth and grace,  And makes the nations prove

The glories of his righteousness,  

And wonders of his love, ††And wonders of his love,  

And wonders, and wonders of his love.