In the traditional Latin liturgy, the light of Christmas simply explodes into splendour. Then we had shepherds   from nearby. We now have the Magi coming from far afar, bearing the splendid gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.


This is how the Little Chapter at ad Primam puts it:

Omnes de Saba vénient, aurum et thus deferéntes, et laudem Dómino annuntiántes. (All they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the Lord.

The above is said once. The Little Chapter below is repeated three times, namely at ad Laudes, ad Tertiam and at ad Vesperas:

Surge, illumináre Ierúsalem, quia venit lumen tuum, et glória Dómini super te orta est. (Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.)

May be given the graces also to see better as to what God wishes for us to do!

The” Breviary notes” page has been updated.