Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hodie Christus Natus Est

Hodie Christus natus est
hodie Salvator apparuit:
hodie in terra canunt Angeli,
laetantur Archangeli:
hodie exsultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo, alleluja.

Today is Christ born;
today the Savior has appeared;
today the Angels sing,
the Archangels rejoice;
today those who receive him rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia!

[The translation of justi as 'the just' or 'the righteous' often communicates the wrong impression to today's ear, so I have paraphrased for the sake of meaning. Happy Christmas!]


Anonymous AM said...

Happy Christmas, too. The seeking for shelter of the Holy Family though couldn't be less relevant to the thousands who are left homeless by the recent typhoon that hit the country. The "seeking into the beholding" of His birth and presence in our midst continues...

2:18 am, December 25, 2011  
Blogger Bo said...

And to you! x

10:33 am, December 25, 2011  

Post a Comment

<< Home