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Merry Christmas 

from John Sawoski  

 Dear Friends, Family, and Associates: 
         Thanks for surfing my Christmas web pages, which I hope will either inspire or entertain you. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, I invite you to partake in the joy of the season.   
          Merry Christmas and All the Best for a Great '98!  

          Yours truly,  
          John Sawoski

 


Adeste Fideles
ADESTE FIDELES   
(CANTICA NATALICIA)   

O Come All Ye Faithful   
(Latin Words by J. Reading, 1692)   
(Music by Felix Mendelssohn)   

Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes:   
Venite, venite in Bethlehem:   
Natum videte Regem angelorum.   
CHORUS:   
Venite adoremus.   
Venite adoremus.   
Venite adoremus Dominum.   

Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,   

Gestant puellae viscera.   
Deum verum, Genitum non factum.   
CHORUS.   

Cantet nunc "Io" Chorus angelorum,   
Cantet nunc aula coelestium.   
"Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo!"   
CHORUS.

 

Ergo qui natus die hodierna,

Iesu, tibi sit gloria,

Patris aeterni Verbum caro factum,

CHORUS.

En grege relicto, humiles ad cunas

Vocati pastores approperant:

Et nos ovanti gradu festinemus:

CHORUS.

Aeterni Parentis splendorem aeternum

Velatum sub carne videbimus:

Deum infantem, pannis involutum,

CHORUS.

Pro nobis egenum et faeno cubantem

Piis foveamus amplexibus:

Sic nos amantem quis non redamaret?

CHORUS.

Stella duce, Magi Christum adorantes

Aurum, tus et myrrham dant munera.

Iesu infanti corda praebeamus;

CHORUS.

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Christmas Traditions

Wondering where Christmas trees, Christmas cards and waiting up for Santa Claus came from? Is Catholicism a "pagan" religion because it has absorbed non-Christian cultural expressions? Click on the Christmas tree for an interesting article about this from the December 1996 issue of Immaculata Magazine
by Fr. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv.
 

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