Tuesday, December 25, 2007

In the year 5,199 from the creation of the world, when in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;

In the year 2,957 from the flood;

In the year 2,051 from the birth of Abraham;

In the year 1,510 from the going forth of the people of Israel out of Egypt under Moses;

In the year 1,032 from the anointing of David as king;

In the 65th week according to the prophecy of Daniel;

In the 194th Olympiad;

In the year 752 from the foundation of the city of Rome;

In the 42nd year of the reign of the Emperor Octavian Augustus;

When the whole world was at peace, in the sixth age of the world:

Jesus Christ, the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to sanctify the world by His most merciful coming, having been conceived by the Holy Ghost, and nine months having passed since His conception, was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary, having become man.

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

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