Proclamation of Christmas from the Roman Martyrology.

ANNO a creatióne mundi, quando in princípio Deus creávit cœlum et terram, quínquies millésimo centésimo nonagésimo nono: 

IN the year five-thousand one-hundred and ninety-nine from the creation of the world, when in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;

A dilúvio autem, anno bis millésimo nongentésimo quinquagésimo séptimo:

In the year two-thousand nine-hundred and fifty-seven from the flood;

A nativitáte Abrahæ, anno bis millésimo quintodécimo: 

In the year two-thousand and fifty-one from the birth of Abraham; 

A Moyse et egréssu pópuli Israel de Ægypto, anno millésimo quingentésimo décimo:

In the year one-thousand five-hundred and ten from the going forth of the people of Israel out of Egypt under Moses;

Ab unctióne David in Regem, anno millésimo trigésimo secúndo;

In the year one-thousand and thirty-two from the anointing of David as king;

Hebdómada sexagésima quinta, juxta Daniélis prophetíam:

In the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;

Olympíade centésima nonagésima quarta:

In the one-hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;

Ab urbe Roma cóndita, anno septingentésimo quinquagésimo secúndo:

In the year seven-hundred and fifty-two from the foundation of the city of Rome;

Anno Impérii Octaviáni Augústi quadragésimo secúndo, toto Orbe in pace compósito, sexta mundi ætáte:

In the forty-second year of the reign of the Emperor Octavian Augustus; in the sixth age of the world, while the whole earth was at peace:

Jesus Christus ætérnus Deus, æterníque Patris Fílius, mundum volens advéntu suo piíssimo consecráre, de Spíritu Sancto concéptus, novémque post conceptiónem decúrsis ménsibus,

Jesus Christ, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to hallow the world by His gracious Advent, conceived by the Holy Ghost, the nine months of his conception being now accomplished,

in Béthlehem Judæ náscitur ex María Vírgine factus Homo. 

was born in Bethlehem of Judah of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

Natívitas Dómini nostri Jesu Christi secúndum carnem.

The nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the flesh. 


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3 Responses to Proclamation of Christmas from the Roman Martyrology.

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Julian, Gregorian or other calendar? And then I have another question for any lurking chronologists.


  2. Gertrude says:

    The Roman Martyrology uses the Gregorian Calendar, but was subject to revision (can’t remember when) regarding the foundation of the city of Rome which research proved inaccurate.


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