The people walking in darkness
Have seen a great light
On those living in the land of the shadow of death
A light has dawned.
Jesus Christ is our life and light.
In his name and in his power, let us worship God!
*Christmastide, literally “Christmas time,” refers to the Twelve Days of Christmas, from Christmas eve to the eve of Epiphany, January 5, the same season celebrated in the Christmas song of the same name. Epiphany, January 6, is celebrated in Liturgical churches as the time when the Magi brought their gifts to the Christ child.