purest of Virgins gave us our God, who was this day born of her, clothed
in the flesh of a Babe, and she was found worthy to feed him at her
Breast: let us all adore Christ, who came to save us.
Ye faithful people, let us all rejoice, for our Savior
is born in our world: this Day there has been born the Son of the great
Mother, and she yet a pure Virgin.
O Queen of the world, and Daughter of a kingly race!
Christ has risen from thy womb, as a Bridegroom coming from the bride-chamber:
He that rules the stars lies in a Crib. — Antiphon from the
ancient Church of Gaul