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ADESTE FIDELES

Christmas hymn of anonymous origin, most likely written in France or Germany in the eighteenth century. There are some forty translations; the one most commonly used in English is by Canon Oakeley, "O come, all ye faithful, joyfully triumphant."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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