Friday, December 22, 2006

Who should sing the Christmas Proclamation?

The Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, also called the Roman Martyrology, is the Church's formal announcement of the nativity of the Lord. It recounts the history of events that marked the day of Christ's birth, thus placing this divine act squarely in the midst of human history. This is a profound statement of the Incarnation: that the timeless eternal One chooses to become bound by time, taking on our temporal human nature, counting the days.

The proclamation is not a chant of the assembly but is assigned to particular ministers, serving as a true announcement to those gathered together. So who should sing this proclamation? The presider? the deacon? the cantor? Click here to find out.

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