A Mozarabic Christmas Blessing


May our Lord Jesus + Christ, who this day revealed his glory to the shepherds from the manger, bless us.

May he, who in mercy took the form of a human infant for us, protect and defend us in all things.

May he, who is our Lord and Redeemer preserve us with his favor forever.

Through the mercy of our God, who is blessed, and lives and rules all things, now and forever.

Source: Breuiarum Gothicum, p. 46.

Original in Latin:

Mozarabic Christmas Blessing


Mozarabic, ad.

Guide Us through the Changing Seasons

O God,
guide us through the changing seasons,
and preserve us through the successions of day and night.
By your mercy we have passed this day in safety,
so we may pass this night in purity of mind and body,
pleasing to you;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Gothic.

Source of this version: Modified from A Book of Prayers: Together with Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, Ed. Charles Leffingwell, Morehouse Publishing Company, 1921, p. 24 #2

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