The Magnificat Antiphon for First Vespers of Christmas runs: ‘Or ever the sun be risen, ye shall see the King of Kings, proceeding from the Father, as a bridegroom out of his chamber’.

Tradition has it that the Light of the world was born in the hour of deepest night. As St John expressed it so incomparably, ‘In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’.

May God bless you, and all whom you hold dear, in this Christmas Season. May it be a real time of joy for you.