Liturgy & Liturgical Law Forum: Re: Christmas Proclamation
Re: Christmas Proclamation QUESTION from A. Basto on August 9, 2002 Regarding the Christmas Proclamation, I've confirmed that it's part of the Roman Martirology.
I found the following reference to the Proclamation in the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy - Principles and Guidelines, a recent document issued by Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on December 17th, 2001, with the approval of the Supreme Pontiff, and published on April 9th, 2002 (the reference is taken from Chapter Fouth, and a subchapter dealing with the Christmastide):
111. At Midnight Mass, an event of major liturgical significance and of strong resonance in popular piety, the following could be given prominence:
at the beginning of Mass, the proclamation of the Saviour's birth according the formula contained in the Roman Martyrology could be made in song;
the prayer of the faithful should really be universal, and where appropriate, use several languages; and the poor should always be remembered in the presentation of the gifts;
at the end of Mass, the faithful could be invited to kiss the image of the Child Jesus, which is then placed in a crib erected in the church or somewhere nearby.
ANSWER by Mr. Jacob Slavek on August 13, 2002 Dear Mr. Basto,
Thank you for the help, I found it very interesting.
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