The Adoration of the Shepherds – Mattia Preti

Yours is princely power in the day of Your birth, in holy splendor; before the daystar, I have begotten You.

The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Lord said to Me, You are My Son; this day I have begotten You. Alleluia.

A very Merry Christmas is wished by your humble blogger to all you dear readers and to anyone who happens to visit this humble blog.

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Gospel of Luke 2:8-12