Rorate mass

Tuesday, December 17

Rorate mass

EARLY ADVENT MASS WITH LIGHT PROCESSION

Rorate, caeli, de super (Isa 45:8) Shower, O heavens, from above

These words of the biblical antiphone used in liturgy during Advent gave name to the traditional Rorate mass, originally a votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin. Liturgical color is white and this early mass (before sunrise) is accompanied by candle light.

There is also the custom that people walked in the dark of the early morning (carrying lamps, candles) to church and Advents hymns were sung.

Join the celebration of the Rorate Mass at Ss. Cyril’s every Tuesday in Advent, early at 6AM. Breakfast available after mass. All are welcome.