23 December, 2014

Rorate Coeli Mass

Yesterday evening I celebrated a Rorate Coeli Mass at St Ia's. It was an intimate service held by candle light.

As we read the Scriptures and celebrated the Eucharist in the darkness of winter we kept a symbolic vigil waiting for the Lord to come as the true dayspring from on high. 
The little candle in our hands also reminded us of the burning lamps of the faithful virgins...
...At midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' (Matthew 25:6)

Altar at St Ia's
Prayer over the gifts,
We offer you, O Lord,
these offerings of conciliation and praise,
humbly asking that,
following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
we may present our very selves
as a holy sacrifice pleasing to you.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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