Vespers in the Christmas Octave

Christmas at Vespers –

Today the Christ is born; today the Savior has appeared; today on earth angels are singing, archangels rejoicing: today the righteous exult and say: Glory to God in the highest, alleluia.

~Magnificat Antiphon for Christmas Day and the Octave

~Image: Schlägl ( Upper Austria ). Monastery church – Stained glass windows ( 1893 ) in the nave: Angel with the Latin inscription GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO ET IN TERRA PAX ( Glory to God and peace on earth )