Wishing You Joy on Christmas Day!

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, The Glorification of the Virgin, about 1490-95, Location: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Schielandshuis, Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, Image source: Wikimedia
Stile Antico: “Ave Maria”, SATTB motet by William Byrd (c. 1540-1623) Performed by Stile Antico on their CD of English Tudor music for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. CD available from Harmonia Mundi:

Latin text:

Ave Maria, gratia plena,

Dominus tecum;

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui.



Hail Mary,

full of grace, the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.


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Merry Christmas! 🙂


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  1. wjwingrove97 says:


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  2. Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄

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      1. 🙏💫🙏🎄🙏

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  3. Thank you for your beautiful posts. I am glad I found you! Merry Christmas to you and your family! ❤

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    1. I appreciate your visits, Sheila. Thanks for your kind wishes! ❤️🙂☃️🎉


  4. Merry Christmas. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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  5. Merry Christmas to you, Sunnyside. Hope that your Christmas Day is lovely, and I wish you and yours a prosperous New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Aletha. 🙂☃️🎉

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  6. KK says:

    Merry Christmas 🎄

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  7. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and all your readers!

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      1. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        My pleasure! 😀

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  8. Mike U. says:

    Kindest Christmas greetings to you! 🙂

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