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The Christmas Novena

December 17 - December 24

The Christmas Novena begins on 17 December, at this point, the Advent focus shifts to the Christmas Story and the Virgin Mary. These days serve to prepare more directly for the Lord’s birth.
The o Antiphons: The O Antiphons refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, Dec. 17-23, with Dec. 24 being Christmas Eve and Vespers for that evening being for the Christmas Vigil.


December 17
December 24


St Mark’s Catholic Church
33 Tranmere Street
Drummoyne, New South Wales 2047 Australia
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