Christmas For Proper
Proper Preface Christmas Because you gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born for us; who, by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary his mother, was made truly man, yet without the stain of sin, that we might be cleansed from sin and given the right to become your children.
Proper Preface Christmas Because you gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born for us; who, by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary his mother, was made truly man, yet with-out the stain of sin, that we might be cleansed from sin and given the right to become your children.
Christmas Eve Saturday, 24 December p.m. 2 Opening Dialogue and Proper Preface Opening Dialogue and Proper Preface It is indeed right that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord. In the wonder and. · Christmas Eve Year B. December 8, / kaeleighpost. Proper Preface. It is right, our duty and our joy, that we should always and everywhere give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God, through our Savior Jesus Christ.
By the coming of a child you have cast down the mighty, and uplifted the oppressed. Christmas Day Year B. The Proper Preface begins, “It is truly good, right, and salutary [healthy/wholesome] that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God ”. · we sing praises to you this Christmas night: We will not be afraid, for great joy is ours this night; we will look for the signs of your presence, grace swaddled in hope, love wrapped around broken hearts.
Glory to you, God in the highest heavens! May peace fill the lives of all your children! Leaving your side, God of holiness. This Mass is used on the evening of December 24, either before or after First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Nativity. E NTRANCE A NTIPHON Cf. Ex Hodie scietis, quia veniet Dominus, et salvabit nos, et mane videbitis gloriam eius. T oday you. Our sermon ideas for Christmas Eve will help you preach a powerful message on Christmas Eve, to celebrate the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Prepare your messages for the holiday season with Christmas Eve sermon outlines or an entire sermon series about the birth of Jesus. Also, study messages related to Mary and Joseph, the Wisemen, the. Home THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE, DAY, OR SEASON Novem. November Nov. Print. THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE, DAY, OR SEASON. This text is used by the pastor while the congregation uses A Service of Word and Table II (UMH 13–15) or III (UMH 15–16) or one of the musical settings (UMH 17–25).
Christmas Festivals — New Year's Eve; New Year’s Day — Epiphany 4; Epiphany 5 — Lent 1; Lent 2 — Lent 5; Holy Week — Easter 4; Easter 5 — Pentecost Day; Holy Trinity — Pentecost 4 (Proper 7) Pentecost (Proper ) Pentecost (Proper ) Pentecost (Proper ) Pentecost (Proper 22–25) and Reformation. · Tonight we celebrate Christ, the Bread of Heaven, who, on the night before he was arrested for daring to love more boldly than others thought proper, took bread, and after giving thanks to God, broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat.
This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. · Feast of the Nativity Christmas Eve The people walking in darkn In order to continue the momentum of the Progressive Christian Movement, we need your help and support. Over the next year we would like to expand our resource offerings and continue to bring you established and emerging Progressive Christian thinkers, but we need your help to be able to do so.
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of. darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of. this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit. us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come. again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the.
for use Eucharistic Prayers A, B and E. These prefaces are intended to replace all the material in the Eucharistic Prayers before the Sanctus. From the First Sunday of Advent until 16th December. From 17th December until Christmas Eve. From Christmas Day until the Eve of the Epiphany. From the Epiphany until the Eve of the Presentation. · Communion Prayer: Christmas Eve. The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. Lord, we greet you this happy night, for you have been at. Incarnation (suitable for Christmas) The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise. Worship and praise belong to you, God our maker. Out of nothing, you called all worlds into being, and still you draw the universe to its fulfilment.
· The thanksgiving continues with the Proper Preface which is a prayer thanking God for His various blessings in Christ. The Proper Preface begins with the words, “It is good, right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You ”. Short Prefaces (traditional language) From the First Sunday of Advent until Christmas Eve Music for Short Prefaces (Traditional) ¶ From Christmas Day until the Eve of the Epiphany g he might make usclean from allsin.
g that being himself without sin, g and was born of the Virgin Ma ry hismo ther, g. Opening Dialogue and Proper Preface It is indeed right that we should at all times and in all places offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, holy Father, through Christ our Lord.
In the wonder and mystery of Christmas Christmas Eve / Color: White Propers: Divine Service: III Proper Preface: Christmas 5 which marked the second Genesis – Immanuel taking on human nature and abiding with us. Even more, God calls us not fear the confusing and dangerous days and years ahead for there is coming the third and final Genesis that will come suddenly.
· Knights of Columbus presents: The Proper, Preface & Sanctus from Midnight Mass, Christmas The BCP allowed the use of the Christmas, Easter, and Ascension prefaces through the octaves of those feasts, and permitted the Pentecost preface to be used until Trinity Sunday.
The BCP includes twenty-two proper prefaces (pp. ). There are three proper prefaces of the Lord's Day, "Of God the Father," "Of God the Son," and "Of God the Holy Spirit.". The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which a Preface related to a specific liturgical time is not indicated.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. Preface Christmas and the Catholic Consumer logos winter ing it on “Christmas Adam,” the day before Christmas Eve, and only having the presents appear mysteriously in the night after Midnight Christmas day proper arrives, one already hears that people are sick.
Christmas marks the culmination of the Advent season. The time of waiting is past, and God's people eeiehrate the arrival of their Messiah, who has visited and redeemed his people. *Everyone who is able, please stand *THE OPENING. Glory to God in highest heaven.
And. Proper Gloria Creed Christmas Preface Office EP I: proper, Sunday Week II MP: proper, Sunday Week II EP II: proper, Sunday Week II. Reading 1: Eccl 1–2. 8– The wisdom of God has pitched his tent among the chosen people. Psalm: Ps, r. John · Proper Preface: Advent God’s Word Is Fulfilled for Us in the Flesh and Blood of Christ Jesus, the Son of Mary The Fourth Sunday in Advent turns our attention toward the Nativity of Our Lord. · The proper lessons and psalm are Christmas I. Brass Gospel Book w/ KJV insert.
Card w/ John on gradine at Gospel Horn for use at the Last Gospel. MC carries book w/ crèche prayers at entrance. MC should assign Communion stations and. Solemn Blessings of Christmas (may also be used on Christmas Eve) P. May the God of the angels, who heralded Christ's birth, bring joy to your hearts this day and always. C. Amen. P. May the God of love, who gave his only Son to be born for you, fill your life with love and peace.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. YEAR A / – Christmas. This Church Year Calendar, Propers and Daily Lectionary uses the Revised Common Lectionary as it appears in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (). Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. The appointed psalm refrain for Sundays and festivals is from the verse in parentheses. Advent - Christmas - Epiphany - Ash Wednesday - Lent Palm Sunday - Holy Week - Maundy Thursday - Good Friday - Easter Ascension Day - Pentecost - The Season after Pentecost.
Collects: Traditional. First Sunday of Advent. Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ. Liberal Lectionary Resources, Christmas Eve/Day, Nancy Kraft, "Christmas Eve," Nancy Rockwell, Bite in the Apple, Christmas Eve A / Christmas Day A 1 / Christmas Day A 2, Sacredise, John VanDeLaar, "A Christmas Message," the Rev.
Dr. Janet H. Gregorian Chant: First Mass for Christmas (Erste Messe an Weihnachten/Première Messe de Noël) - as practise at St. Mark's, Venice - Preface "Per omnia saecula - Dominus vobiscum - Sursum corda" Preface proper to First Mass of Christmas "Ver dignum est"/5(17).
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Prayers of the Church, 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28 – Novem Let us approach the Throne of Grace, there to pray for the Church, the world, and Cathy Ammlung 0 Love 0. With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the ELCA gives thanks to God for the ministry of women. In 20we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.
· All this is called the Proper. Plus Three: The Date of Easter. The major seasons, such Advent and Lent, are always about the same length, so the readings, collects, and prefaces are stable from year to year.
Lent is 40 days plus six Sundays, Easter season lasts 50 days, and Advent always begins four Sundays before Christmas. · The substance is closely related to the the new proper preface for Christmas Day and to the initial paragraph of the note on the second article of the Creed in The King's Book. Among the ancient collects the one most closely related seems to be in the Gelasian sacramentary (no.
17), the initial collect for the Mass on Christmas Day, and in. From 17 December until Christmas Eve g whom the Virgin Mother bore with love beyond all telling. g He is the one foretold by all the prophets, g through Je sus Christ your Son. g almighty God and everlasting Father, g It is indeed right and good to give you thanks and praise, g.
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Preface Nowadays the world is experiencing a historical period, in which powerful fundamentalists of all political and religious colours try to get final decisions – victory! - in a proper war of cultures, instead of recognising that we do not anymore live. (based on the Proper Prefaces for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany) December 6 - "When He Comes Again in Glory" December 13 - "A New Revelation of Your Glory" December 20 - "Manifested the Fullness of Your Glory" November 27 (Advent 1) - "Leading the Way".
· PREFACE. Christmas is one of the great days of obligation and observance in the Church of which I am a Priest; but it is much more than that, it is one of the great days of obligation and observance in the world.
It was Christmas Eve, that is, it had been Christmas Eve when the little children had gone to bed. With proper—or improper. Vol. 48 No. 5 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day December 24 & 25, 20 16 CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S All baptized and communicant Members of St. John’s should make their communion at Christmas or (if prevented for reasonable cause) as soon as possible afterwards.
Saturday, December CHRISTMAS EVE. Proper Preface of the Incarnation Prayer Book, p. Because you gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born for us; who, by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, was made perfect Man of the flesh of the Virgin Mary his mother; so that we might be delivered from the bondage of sin and receive power to become your children.
THE CHRISTMAS CYCLE. Advent. Advent Preface, First Sunday of Advent, Second Sunday of Advent, Third Sunday of Advent, Fourth Sunday of Advent, Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmastide. Christmas Midnight Mass. Christmas Mass at Dawn. Third Mass of Christmas. Sunday within the Octave of Christmas.
Octave Day of Christmas. Epiphany. One of the most interesting and important features of the Ambrosian Mass is the corpus of Prefaces, which is very much larger than in the Roman Rite. Almost every proper Mass has a proper Preface, and there are also many common Prefaces (for the Commons of the Saints, and the Sundays after Pentecost), totaling well over Christmas Eve & pm PRELUDE What Child Is This Roed It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Roed PROPER PREFACE It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God And so, with all the choirs of.
Christmas Eve pm Jesus Is the Root of Jesse Decem AS WE GATHER PROPER PREFACE Pastor: It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to you, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus. the day, standing beside the assigned readings, prayer of the day, proper preface, and the like. Because of this, the HoD truly belongs to the people and is a way for the assembly to preach—to each other and to themselves.
As the rubric in Evangel-ical Lutheran Worship. 12/27 Sunday within the Octave of Christmas: 01/03 Holy Name of Jesus: 01/10 Holy Family: 01/17 Second Sunday after Epiphany: 01/24 Third Sunday after Epiphany: 01/31 Septuagesima: 02/07 Sexagesima: 02/14 Quinquagesima: 02/21 1st Sunday of Lent: 02/28 2nd Sunday of Lent: 03/07 3rd Sunday of Lent: 03/14 4th Sunday of Lent – Lætare.
7 Easy-to-Sing Christmas Songs There’s not much worse than seeing a packed church on Christmas and having 90% of the people just standing there not singing! Realizing that you’re the one who chose the songs (that no one knows) is the absolute worst. My colleague, Andrea Leal, recently posted something extraordinary: an English translation of a N OTITIAE document from which explains why the reformers did such violence to the ancient Proprium Missæ.The author of that document erroneously claims that Gregorian composers changed the wording for musical purposes, but the real reason Missal and Gradual don’t always match is because.
Preface I of the Sundays in Ordinary Time: The Paschal Mystery and the People of God: Preface II of the Sundays in Ordinary Time: The mystery of salvation: Preface III of the Sundays in Ordinary Time: The salvation of man by a man: Preface IV of the Sundays in Ordinary Time: The history of salvation. Christmas Eve or Christmas morning Preface: Alleluia. To us a child is born: Come let us adore him.
Readings: Isaiah ; Luke () Collect: O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as. salvation promised us will be ours.” (Advent Preface I) From 17 December until Christmas eve, the texts proper to each day prepare us more directly to celebrate the Lord’s birth, “our hearts ﬁlled with wonder and praise.”(Advent Preface II) · The revised version of our unique Christmas Eve video, Lessons & Carols for Christmas Eve is now available in video and podcast format.
Epistle and Gospel readings for Christmas Day, plus the changes made for Morning and Evening Prayer and the Proper Preface for the Octave of Christmas. Rather than singing this trilogy of Christmas psalms in a single service, consider how you might use them in three successive Christmastide services. Psalm 96 could be sung on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Psalms 97 and 98 could then be sung on the two Sundays that fall in Christmastide. “Blest Are the Innocents”: An Epiphany Lament. - A listing of links to pdf's containing the Mass Proper for each Sunday of the liturgical year. These may be downloaded, duplex printed on their left (short) edge, folded in half, and inserted in the Hand Missal. There is a "text box" provided to personalize the insert with the parish name. · #1 ALL CREATION SING (JOY TO THE WORLD) – Fee CCLI Song # A high-energy arrangement of Joy to the World.
with a chorus that is a certain ear-worm after the worship gathering has completed. Sure to bring exuberance to your Christmas worship! #2 THE FIRST NOEL – David Crowder Band CCLI Song # The best non-sappy version of The First Noel that exists. ‘If I’m not very careful, something of this kind may happen to me!’ M.R.
James on Writing the Perfect Christmas Ghost Story ‘There must be something ghostly in the air of Christmas,’ wrote Jerome K. Jerome in the introduction to his darkly comic collection Told After Supper (), ‘something about the close, muggy atmosphere that draws up the ghosts, like the dampness of the. 5 Preface 7 Introduction 13 The Use of Supplemental Liturgical Materials 18 Supplemental Liturgical Materials 72 Notes 80 Music for the Eucharistic Prayers.
4. 5 Preface Enriching Our Worship is offered by the Standing Liturgical Commission to the Church through the General Convention as an. Proper Preface of Christmas standing Prayer Book page 79 Sanctus & Benedictus Prayer Book page 81 Prayer of Consecration Prayer Book page 82 Our Father Prayer Book page 85 Prayer of Humble Access Prayer Book page 83 Agnus Dei Prayer Book page 84 Communion Sentence In the beauties of holiness, the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.
· But there are other Masses, with different emphases: the Mass in Vigilia (Christmas Eve night, proper) emphasizes the Genealogy of Christ and is our last nod to the shadowy prophecies of old. The Mass in Nocte, usually celebrated at or around Midnight, emphasizes the historical fulfillment of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem of Judea under the. · That "now" will be echoed in the proper preface of Christmas: "born as at this time for us".
The absence of a proper preface for Advent (none is provided inIrelandPECUSAor Canada ) contributes to the liturgical simplicity of a Prayer Book Advent. Simplicity, however, does not mean empty. Although Christmas was a time of festivity its church celebration in the nineteenth century owed much to the Oxford Movement.
A significant feature of the concerns of the Tractarians was the revival and enrichment of the Prayer Book forms of service, and a proper observance of the seasons and festivals of the church calendar. The Christmas Season starts with First Vespers of the Nativity of the Lord and continues with a holy joy until the 2nd Vespers of the feast of the presentation of the Lord (February 2nd).The celebration of a 40 day season for Christmas goes so far back into antiquity that it is impossible to know at what point in time it became a tradition.
Here a Proper Preface is sung or said on all Sundays, and on other occasions as appointed. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of the Christmas Eve or Christmas Day offering. - 8 - Stewardship Update As of Decem parishioners have pledged for a total of $, Thank you!! LCA Worship Planning Page, Christmas Eve/Dahy,"Everything lay-readers need to prepare worship" Lectionary Liturgies, Christmas 1B, Thom M. Shuman, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Liturgy of Carols for the First Sunday after Christmas, The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel, ELCA. · Christmas Eve pm Decem. 2 Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church! Please sign the red Worship Witness booklet to record your attendance with us this day, and indicate how many are communing. Then pass the booklet to the worshipers beside you in your row. If. · Proper Preface. It is indeed right, our duty and our joy that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you, most merciful God, through the light of the world, our Savior Jesus Christ.
You shine light in the darkest places of life. You freely send your Word, Jesus, to walk among us. ← Christmas Eve Year B. · Our arrival back home meant that the family gathering was complete, with preparations for Christmas Eve dinner already underway. Contrary to the UK and US, in France, Christmas Eve is when the family actually get together and celebrate the holiday, rather than Christmas Day itself.
This is similar to the practice in most of the rest of Europe. · Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make the castle the most magical place to be throughout the festive season. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to.
Preface. Footnotes. This description of Cratchit shows that he is relatively poor, because he is unable to afford a proper winter coat. In addition, it is interesting to note that while Scrooge is completely covered up from the cold, Cratchit is more open to the elements.
The tale begins on Christmas Eve, but Dickens wants to emphasize. At the Hours, allocated antiphons from Lauds, Chapters proper. At Mass (after Terce), no Gloria, Comm. of the Octave only, Credo, Preface of the Trinity (or Gallican Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino.
Vespers of the following day (change to white), Comm. of the Sunday. At Compline, proper doxology, no Preces. Preface: Christmas This poem written by Clement Clark Moore was first published under the title “A Visit From St. Nicholas”on Decem by a New York newspaper, The Sentinel.
Legend has it that Moore wrote this poem on Christmas Eve in on a sleigh ride. · Notes for Advent (through None of Christmas Eve inclusive): 1. Unless otherwise stated, all hymns retain the Per Annum doxologies but are sung in the Advent melodies. 2. The Suffrages at Vespers and Lauds are omitted during the entirety of Advent and from Christmas through the Octave of the Epiphany inclusive.
3. Common Preface: Used when no other Proper Preface is assigned. (Other Proper Prefaces often end with the Common Preface) Of the Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmastide until the Epiphany Of the Epiphany of Our Lord: On the Vigil of the Epiphany, the Feast of the Epiphany, and thereafter until Septuagesima. Solemn Mass (Latin: missa solemnis) is the full ceremonial form of the Tridentine Mass, celebrated by a priest with a deacon and a subdeacon, requiring most of the parts of the Mass to be sung, and the use of 9886457.ru is also called High Mass or Solemn High 9886457.rur, in the United States the term "High Mass" is also used to describe the less elaborate Missa Cantata, which lacks deacon.
· Special Issue Christmas Eve and Christmas Day December 24 & 25, CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S All baptized and communicant Members of St. John’s should make their communion at Christmas or if prevented for reasonable cause as soon as possible afterwards.
Thursday, December CHRISTMAS E. That means that many are tempted to speak the unfamiliar Proper Preface. If you’d like a little practice learning to sing it, listen here to Pr. Sean Daenzer as he sings it for you. A meditation for Epiphany. Rudy Blank. Decem. 0 The Rev. Will Weedon, LCMS director of Worship and LCMS International Center chaplain, offers a.
· Christmas Eve pm Decem. 2 Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church! We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.
+ Meal + Proper Preface P: It is indeed right. Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make the castle the most magical place to be throughout the festive season. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the. · Notice what Cranmer introduces into the proper preface, missing from the traditional form. Firstly, there is an explicit expression of sacred time: "this day" in /59 and "at this time" in This echoes the pre-Reformation popular piety and traditional devotion surrounding Christmas.
13 Preface to Sanctus 15 Canon of the Mass 16 Consecration 20 Communion Rite 20 Pater to the commingling of the Sacred Species to be ‘proper’ to that day. The Ordinary and the particular Propers for the day Christmastide is a period of twelve days which begins on Christmas Eve and ends on the Eve of the Epiphany. It is anticipated. Elise Traut relates the legend that on every Christmas eve the little Christ-child wanders all over the world bearing on its shoulders a bundle of evergreens.
Through city streets and country lanes, up and down hill, to proudest castle and lowliest hovel, through cold and storm and sleet and ice, this holy child travels, to be welcomed or. Proper Preface and Sanctus Download. Lord's Prayer Download. Words of Our Lord Download. Christmas Eve Candlelight, pm, unless it falls on Sunday, then Regular Divine Service, am. Christmas Day Divine Service, am. No New Year's (Eve or Day) services. · Why is my church using Proper 3 for the office? (from someone in TEC USA).
The answer is not simple. There are 52 or 53 Sundays in a year, depending on the year. 4 are for Advent, 1 or 2 for Christmas (depending on the year), 6 for Lent, 8 for Easter = a total of at least 19 Sundays. · In the Eucharist, the daily repetition of the Christmas Collect and the Proper Preface for Christmas drive home the true significance of the celebration, and the Gloria in Excelsis seems more than ever the song of the angels.
The message of divine. Although the book Christmas Carols New and Old contains no publication date, the date is included in the following note from Percy Dearmer’s Preface to The Oxford Book of Carols, Oxford University Press,pp. xvi-xvii. The second chapter of the revival [of the carol] in the nineteenth century opens in with the publication of forty-two Christmas Carols New and Old by the Rev. H. R.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource ( pages) Contents: Intro; Title Page; Series Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part 1: The Christmas Cycle; First Sunday of Advent; Second Sunday of Advent; Third Sunday of Advent; Fourth Sunday of Advent; Christmas, First Proper (ABC)-Christmas Eve; Christmas, Second Proper (ABC)-Christmas.
Christmas at Highclere is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make the castle the most magical place to be throughout the festive season. Lady Carnarvon will guide you through Advent, Christmas preparations and Christmas Eve all the way through to the day itself, and beyond.
The proper period for the Yule-tide sports was from Christmas Eve to Twelfth Day; but, especially among the lower classes, this period was extended in both directions. It was customary during this period to decorate the halls, houses, etc., with bay, laurel, ivy, and holly leaves, decorations which were kept in place to the end of the period of.