Monday, 25 December 2006

Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

At midnight, following the Vigil of psalms and readings, the Cardinal intones the message of the Angels, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" - Glory to God in the Highest! The Cathedral is flooded with eye-blinking light as the bells are rung (you can see our young ringers on the santuary steps), the organ bellows and trumpets sound for a thirty second 'strepitus' - a joyful clamour at the birth of our Saviour - before the Gloria in continued.

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