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This text is taken from the Roman Martyrology of the Roman Catholic Church for December 25th. It may be sung in a simple plainchant at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and at Mass on Christmas Day.

Anno a creatióne mundi, quando in principio Deus creávit cœlum et terram, quinquies millésimo centésimo nonagesimonó:
A dilúvio vero anno bis millésimo nongentésimo quinquagesimoséptimo:
A nativitáte Abrahæ anno bis millésimo quintodécimo:
A Móyse et egréssu pópuli Israel de Ægýpto, anno millésimo quingentesimodécimo:
Ab unctióne David in Regem anno millésimo trigesimosecúndo:
Hebdómada sexagesimaquínta juxta Daniélis prophetíam:
Olympíade centésima nonagesimaquárta:
Ab urbe Roma cóndita anno septingentésimo quinquagesimosecúdo:
Anno Impérii Octaviáni Augústi quadragesimosecúndo, toto Orbe in pace compósito,
sexa mundi aetáte,
Jesus Christus ætérnus Deus, æterníque Patris Fílius,
mundum volens advéntu suo piísimo consecráre,
de Spíritu sancto concéptus,
novémque post conceptiónem decúrsis ménsibus,
in Béthlehem Judæ náscitur ex María Vírgine factus Homo.
Natívitas Dómini nostri Jesu Christi secúndum carnem.

In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world
from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth;
the two thousand nine hundred and fifty-seventh year after the flood;
the two thousand and fifteenth year from the birth of Abraham;
the one thousand five hundred and tenth year from Moses
and the going forth of the people of Israel from Egypt;
the one thousand and thirty-second year from David's being anointed king;
in the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;
in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;
the seven hundred and fifty-second year from the foundation of the city of Rome;
the forty second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus;
the whole world being at peace,
in the sixth age of the world,
Jesus Christ the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father,
desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming,
being conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and nine months having passed since his conception,
was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary,
being made flesh.
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

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