Christmas Eve

Latin Keywords nocte, galli cantu, Nativitat*, initium, finito nono responsorio, Iudicii signum, Sybill*
Short Description Extraordinary rites (beyond the Mass and the Office Hours of the day) in connection with Christmas Eve. According to Matthew, the first Mass of the feast was customarily celebrated during the night at the end of Matins and before the Genealogy, while Lauds was sung between the Communion and the Postcommunion, without chapter, hymn and versicle. This collocation followed different arrangements in each Use and special liturgical items were often included.

Documents

Book Original Index Title P.N
AT Klosterneuburg 1300-1400, Ordinal, CRSA Klosterneuburg Ms. 635 | 1182 In sancta nocte Nativitatis Domini
39 (17r)
AT Salzburg 1498, Missal, Missale Salisburgense | 35 Absque benedictione sequitur evangelium Matthaei
45 (8v)
AT Salzburg 1482, Breviary, Breviarium Salisburgense | 566 Finito tropo reincipiat responsorium Verbum caro
76
AT Salzburg 1000-1050, Pontifical, BM Vendôme Ms. 14 | 1022 In vigilia natalis Domini
77 (71v)
BE Liège 1495, Missal, Missale Leodiense | 115 Finito nono responsorio
31 (8v)
BE Liège 1499, Missal, Missale Leodiense | 1 Finito nono responsorio legitur
36 (7r)
BE Liège 1502, Missal, Missale Leodiense | 116 Finito nono responsorio
53 (9v)
BE Tournai 1498, Missal, Missale Tornacense | 13 Cantata communione presbyter incipiet ab altare
36 (9r)
BE Tournai 1498, Missal, Missale Tornacense | 117 Cantata communione presbyter incipiet ab altare
37 (9r)
BE Tournai 1497, Breviary, Breviarium Tornacense | 626 Sequitur Te Deum laudamus
246 (a.18v)
CH Basel 1488, Missal, Missale Basiliense | 118 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
43 (11v)
CH Basel 1479 (before), Missal, Missale Basiliense | 14 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
37 (9v)
CH Basel 1490 (about), Breviary, Breviarium Basiliense | 782 Finito responsorio sequitur missa
42 (21r)
CH Basel 1483 (before), Missal, Missale Basiliense | 119 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
20
CH Chur 1497, Missal, Missale Curiense | 15 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
54 (10v)
CH Lausanne 1493, Missal, Missale Lausannense | 17 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
26 (7r)
CZ Olomouc 1400-1500, Missal, VK Olomouc M III 8 | 18 Statim laudes Quem vidistis pastores
17 (9r)
CZ Olomouc 1488, Missal, Missale Olomucense | 752 Quem vidistis pastores
50 (13v)
CZ Praha 1498, Missal, Missale Pragense | 2 Laudes sine Deus in adiutorium
46 (11v)
CZ Praha 1378 (about), Missal, KNM Praha XIII B 8 | 123 Quem vidistis pastores dicite
56 (a11v)
DE Bamberg 1490, Missal, Missale Bambergense | 20 Dicta communione sequitur evangelium Liber generationis. CCXXXII. Deinde antiphona
44 (12r)
DE Bamberg 1501, Breviary, Breviarium Bambergense | 192 In vigilia Nativitatis Christi
49 (15v)
DE Bamberg 1499, Missal, Missale Bambergense | 126 Dicta communione sequitur evangelium Liber generationis CCL deinde antiphona
41 (18v)
DE Bamberg 1507, Missal, Missale Bambergense | 125 Dicta communione sequitur evangelium Liber generationis CCXXIII deinde antiphona
42 (11v)
DE Bremen 1511, Missal, Missale Bremense | 106 Finita communione
28 (10r)
DE Eichstätt 1486, Missal, Missale Eystetense | 22 Benedictio non datur. Sequitur evangelium immediate Liber generationis
35 (8r)
DE Eichstätt 1589, Breviary, Breviarium Eystetense | 904 In vigilia Nativitatis Christi
316 (267)
DE Freising 1502, Missal, Missale Frisingense | 23 Benedictio non datur sed incipitur evangelium Liber generationis
47 (9v)
DE Freising 1491, Breviary, Breviarium Frisingense | 887 Sequitur missa
244 (109v)
DE Hildesheim 1499, Missal, Missale Hildensemense | 26 Deinde legitur evangelium sequens cum candelis et turibulo
38 (10v)
DE Lübeck 1486, Missal, Missale Lubicense | 41 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
12 (9r)
DE Lüneburg 1100-1150, Pontifical, HAB Wolfenbüttel Cod. Guelf. 0141 Helmst., Heinemann-Nr. 164 | 349 Romani hanc noctem ita celebrant
6 (1v)
DE Mainz 1482, Missal, Missale Moguntinum | 28 Hic datur etiam benedictio statim post missam et tunc sequitur evangelium Liber generationis Iesu
48 (11r)
DE Mainz 1487, Breviary, Breviarium Moguntinum | 367 In vigilia Nativitatis Domini
207 (94v)
DE Merseburg 1502, Missal, Missale Merseburgense | 30 Evangelium secundum Matthaeum
41 (9v)
DE Minden 1513, Missal, Missale Mindense | 31 Deinde legitur evangelium sequens cum candelis et turibulo
19 (11r)
DE Münster 1520, Missal, Missale Monasteriense | 105 Initium sancti Evangelii
34 (8r)
DE Paderborn 1400-1425, Missal, Erzb. Akad. Paderborn Pad. 156 | 858 Legitur evangelium Liber generationis
17 (14v)
DE Passau 1491, Missal, Missale Pataviense | 33 Benedictio non datur ne populo licentia dedisse videatur
58 (13r)
DE Passau 1490, Breviary, Breviarium Pataviense | 526 Repetat resposorium et fiat processio in monasterium
157 (61v)
DE Passau 1490, Breviary, Breviarium Pataviense | 526 Repetat resposorium et fiat processio in monasterium
446 (39r)
DE Ratzeburg 1492-1493, Missal, Missale Raceburgense | 42 In sancta nocte. Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
25 (9r)
DE Regensburg 1485, Missal, Missale Ratisponense | 34 Postea antiphona O mundi Domina
46 (13r)
DE Speyer 1501, Missal, Missale Spirense | 36 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
35 (8v)
DE Trier 1547, Missal, Missale Treverense | 37 Incipit sancti Evangeliii secundum Matthaeum
49 (11r)
DE Trier 1501, Breviary, Breviarium Treverense | 636 In vigilia Nativitatis Christi
233 (c1r)
DE Trier 1498, Missal, Missale Treverense | 149 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
70 (11v)
DE Trier 1300-1400, Missal, Bistumsarch. Trier Hs Nr 406 | 635 Liber generationis
21 (12)
DE Worms 1490 (about), Missal, Missale Wormatiense | 38 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
31 (9r)
DE Würzburg 1495 (after), Missal, Missale speciale Herbipolense | 39 In sancta nocte ad primam missam in galli cantu
43 (8r)
DE Würzburg 1493, Missal, Missale Herbipolense | 748 In sacra nocte ad primam missam in galli cantu infra nonum responsorium
42 (11v)
DE Würzburg 1509, Breviary, Breviarium Herbipolense | 907 In vigilia nativitatis Domini
45 (12v)
DK København 1510, Missal, Missale Hafniense | 44 In nocte Nativitatis Domini
47 (10v)
DK Odense 1510 (about), Breviary, Breviarium Ottoniense | 430 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
70 (20r)
ES Ávila 1510, Missal, Missale Abulense | 190 In Nativitate Domini
35 (-)
ES Badajoz 1529, Missal, Missale Pacense | 64 In nocte Nativitatis Domini dicto nono responsorio
21 (8r)
ES Burgos 1507 (about), Missal, Missale Burgense | 217 Liber generationis
22 (13r)
ES Córdoba 1561, Missal, Missale Cordubense | 65 Notandum est quod si matutini dicuntur in ecclesia
27 (9r)
ES Cuenca 1559, Missal, Missale Conchense | 807 Missa de galli cantu
28 (7r)
ES El Burgo de Osma 1561, Missal, Missale Oxomense | 750 In die Nativitatis Domini ad matutinas
27 (8r)
ES Girona 1550, Ritual, Ordinarium Gerundense | 292 Iudicii signum in nona lectione matutinarum Natalis Domini sequenti modo in sede Gerundensi a puero cantatur
450 (215r)
ES La Seu D'Urgell 1548, Ritual, Ordinarium Urgellense | 589 Iudicii signum in nona lectione
462 (180v)
ES Lleida 1524, Missal, Missale Illerdense | 50 In vigilia Natalis Domini
72 (6v)
ES Palencia 1567, Missal, Missale Pallantinum | 53 In die Nativitatis Domini
49 (11r)
ES Plasencia 1554, Missal, Missale Placentinum | 67 In nocte Nativitatis Domini dum cantatur nonum responsorium
26 (33r)
ES Segovia 1500, Missal, Missale Segobiense | 56 In nocte Natalis Domini in galli cantu
40 (7v)
ES Sevilla 1565, Missal, Missale Hispalense | 57 Qua finita cantores incipiant laudes
53 (10r)
ES Sigüenza 1552, Missal, Missale Seguntinum | 808 Prima missa
237 (199v)
ES Toledo 1551, Missal, Missale Toletanum | 60 Quo finito statim dicantur laudes
40 (8r)
ES Toledo 1503-1518, Missal, BNE Madrid Ms. 01540-01546 V1-7 | 608 In die Nativitatis Domini ad matutinas
50 (35r)
ES Toledo 1502, Breviary, Breviarium Mozarabicum | 873 In vigilia Nativitatis Domini
73 (25v)
ES Zaragoza 1498, Missal, Missale Caesaraugustanum | 63 In vigilia Natalis Domini
55 (9r)
FR Airvault 1400-1500, Ordinal, BNF Paris Latin 983 | 1188 In vigilia Nativitatis Domini
21 (16r)
FR Aix-en-Provence 1466, Missal, BNF Paris NAL 2661 | 69 Loco Ite missa est dicitur haec antiphona
56
FR Aix-en-Provence 1466, Missal, BNF Paris NAL 2661 | 69 Loco Ite missa est dicitur haec antiphona
59
FR Amiens 1487, Missal, Missale Ambianense | 70 Lecto evangelio sequitur
29
FR Amiens 1490 (about), Breviary, Breviarium Ambianense | 160 Liber generationis
19
FR Amiens 1475-1500, Missal, BM Amiens Ms. 163 | 2032 In prima missa Nativitatis Domini
39 (10v)
FR Angers 1489, Missal, Missale Andegavense | 71 Ante missam galli cantus sacerdos in habitu diaconi cum cruce ture et cereis
29
FR Autun 1530, Missal, Missale Eduense | 72 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
37 (8v)
FR Auxerre 1483, Breviary, Breviarium Antissiodoriense | 189 Istae sequentes antiphonae dicuntur in ecclesia Antissiodoriensi iuxta maius altare a duobus presbyteris
87 (c3r)
FR Auxerre 1532, Missal, Missale Autissiodorense | 1034 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
337
FR Bayeux 1400-1450, Missal, BM Valognes Ms. 3 | 2783 Antiphona quae sequitur dicitur loco Ite missa est
36 (13r)
FR Beauvais 1514, Missal, Missale Belvacense | 204 In nocte Nativitatis Domini post nonam lectionem cantetur evangelium sequens in pulpito a diacono
41 (9r)
FR Beauvais 1497, Breviary, Breviarium Belvacense | 205 In vigilia Nativitatis Domini
56
FR Besançon 1485, Missal, Missale Bisuntinense | 6 Hic cantantur laudes matutinales
34 (15r)
FR Besançon 1497, Missal, Missale Bisuntinum | 3346 Die Nativitatis Domini in matutinis
46
FR Bordeaux 1475 (after), Missal, BNF Paris Lat. 00871 | 209 Genealogia Domini ad matutinas
36 (9v)
FR Bourges 1481, Breviary, Breviarium Bituricense | 211 Ad processionem ante altare beatae Mariae antiphona
63 (b2r)
FR Cambrai 1300-1325, Missal, BNF Paris Lat. 17311 | 3288 Ad matutinum finito Te Deum
37 (11r)
FR Chartres 1490, Missal, Missale Carnotense | 233 Sequuntur laudes
34 (a7v)
FR Clermont-Ferrand 1492, Missal, Missale Claromontense et Sancti Flori | 109 Duo pueri induti tunicis albis velatis capitibus
25 (b3r)
FR Dol-de-Bretagne 1502, Missal, Missale Dolense | 112 Mox incipiantur laudes
19 (8r)
FR Embrun 1512, Missal, Missale Ebredunense | 244 In Nativitate Domini in nocte
32 (8v)
FR Évreux 1497, Missal, Missale Ebroicense | 75 Ante Te Deum cantetur evangelium sequens
34 (8v)
FR Grenoble 1532, Missal, Missale Gratianopolitanum | 817 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
25 (7v)
FR Langres 1520, Missal, Missale Lingonense | 318 Dicta communione statim incipiunt laudes
57 (10r)
FR Laon 1491, Missal, Missale Laudunense | 320 In matutinis Nativitatis Domini evangelium ante Te Deum
24 (8r)
FR Limoges 1537, Missal, Missale Lemovicense | 332 Nota quod hac die potest unus atque idem sacerdos
20 (8v)
FR Limoges 1596, Ritual, Enchiridion Romano-Gallicum | 762 Sequuntur quindecim signa iudicii universalis ... quae decantantur in secundo nocturno officii matutini sollemni die Nativitatis Domini
295 (190)
FR Lisieux 1504, Missal, Missale Lexoviense | 340 Evangelium ante Laudes
32 (13v)
FR Metz 1597, Missal, Missale Metense | 819 In Nativitate Domini
56 (8v)
FR Nantes 1482, Missal, Missale Nannetense | 396 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
30 (11v)
FR Nîmes 1511, Missal, Missale Nemense | 1033 Missa in galli cantu
41 (8r)
FR Noyon 1541, Missal, Missale Noviomense | 406 Genealogia
29 (7r)
FR OPraem 1510, Missal, Missale Praemonstratense | 456 Finito nono responsorio
36 (9)
FR OPraem 1504, Breviary, Breviarium Praemonstratense | 822 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
65
FR OPraem 1100-1200, Missal, BM Laon Ms. 226b | 766 Dominus dixit ad me
26 (11v)
FR Orléans 1522, Missal, Missale Aurelianense | 78 Sequens Evangelium legitur post nonum responsorium in nocte Nativitatis Domini
39 (10r)
FR Paris 1400-1500, Missal, BNF Paris Lat. 00859A | 520 Cantata communione.
45 (11r)
FR Paris 1275-1500, Missal, BNF Paris Lat. 00830 | 727 Cantata communione
48 (19v)
FR Poitiers 1498, Missal, Missale Pictaviense | 80 Si missa celebratur cum cantu
41 (8r)
FR Remiremont 1000-1100, Missal, BNF Paris Lat. 00823 | 555 In vigilia Nativitatis Christi
50 (22r)
FR Rouen 1495, Missal, Missale Rothomagense | 81 Finita missa sacerdos incipiat Benedictus qui venit
40
FR Rouen 1491, Breviary, Breviarium Rothomagense | 512 Liber generationis Iesu Christi filii David filii Abraham
50 (c2r)
FR Rouen 1231-1245, Missal, BM Rouen Ms. 277 (Y. 50) | 2651 In Natali Domini
38 (20r)
FR Rouen 1350-1400, Missal, BM Rennes Ms. 0021 | 2632 In nocte Nativitatis Domini post nonum responsorium
30 (13v)
FR Rouen 1450-1475, Missal, BNF Paris Lat. 17317 | 3292 Genealogia Domini nostri
36 (18v)
FR Saint Acheul 1297 (before), Missal, BM Amiens Ms. 158 | 1181 Liber generationis Iesu
58 (52r)
FR Saint-Brieuc 1543, Missal, Missale Briocense | 1199 Media nocte finitis matutinis
40
FR Saint-Jean-de-Bassel 1300-1400, Missal, BM Metz Ms. 1592 | 1184 Benedictio non datur populo. Sequitur
54 (16r)
FR Saint-Malo 1503, Missal, Missale Macloviense | 86 Media nocte finitis matutinis cantetur genealogia
25 (8r)
FR Senlis 1524, Missal, Missale Silvanectense | 582 In nocte Nativitatis Domini post nonam lectionem cantetur evangelium sequens in pulpito a diacono
22 (8v)
FR Sens 1506, Missal, Missale Senonense | 1196 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
39 (8r)
FR Sens 1575, Missal, Missale Senonense | 821 In nocte Nativitatis Domini ad matutinas post nonum responsorium cantatur evangelium sequens
67
FR Sens 1200-1400, Missal, Trésor Auxerre Ms. 8 | 4998 Liber generationis Iesu Christi
8 (2v)
FR Strasbourg 1486-1490, Missal, Missale Argentinense | 12 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum. Liber generationis
41 (13r)
FR Troyes 1489 (before), Missal, Missale Trecense | 83 Finita communione statim incipiuntur laudes
48 (13v)
FR Vienne 1489, Breviary, Breviarium Viennense | 676 Liber generationis Iesu Christi filii David filii Abraham
190 (d3v)
GB Aberdeen 1509, Breviary, Breviarium Aberdonense (pars hiemalis) | 824 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
363 (27r)
GB Norwich 1400 (about), Missal, BL London Add. Ms. 25588 | 404 Missa in galli cantu
43 (19v)
GB Salisbury 1521, Missal, Missale Sarum | 562 In nocte Natalis Domini
40 (11r)
GB Salisbury 1531, Breviary, Breviarium Sarum | 564 Dum hymnus cantatur
139 (clxvi)
GB Salisbury 1516, Missal, Missale Sarum | 7 In nocte Natalis Domini
35 (9v)
HR Dubrovnik 1100-1200, Missal, Bodleian Oxford Ms. Canon. Liturg. 342 | 278 Genealogia Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Lucam
207 (7r)
HR Zagreb 1511, Missal, Missale Zagrabiense | 92 Sequuntur immediate laudes
16 (7v)
HR Zagreb 1200-1300, Missal, OFM Güssing Cod. 1/43. | 692 Liber generationis
51 (26r)
HU Esztergom 1090 (about), Pontifical, Knj. Metrop. Zagreb MR 165 | 261 Item ordo in vigilia Natalis Domini
20 (20r)
HU Esztergom 1558, Breviary, Breviarium Strigoniense | 255 In vigiliae Nativitatis Domini
405 (157v)
HU Esztergom 1480, Breviary, Breviarium Strigoniense | 259 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
152 (60r)
HU OSPPE 1400-1500, Missal, OSB Göttweig 234, olim 217/1.234 | 1193 Ad missam maiorem ad aspersionem aquae
23 (11v)
IL OCarm 1543, Breviary, Breviarium Carmelitanum | 412 Interim praeparatus diaconus veniat ante priorem
320 (95r)
IT Aosta 1000-1600, Missal, Missale Augustanum | 93 Sacerdos dicit voce mediocri
146 (257)
IT Bressanone 1511, Missal, Missale Brixinense | 94 Benedictio non datur. Post hoc immediate canitur evangelium Liber generationis
42 (9r)
IT Bressanone 1516, Breviary, Breviarium Brixinense (pars hiemalis) | 215 Sequitur missa
267 (112v)
IT Capua 1489, Breviary, Breviarium Capuanum | 874 Vos inquam ... Dic Isaia testimonium Christo ... Iudicii signum
215 (90v)
IT Milano 1000-1100, Ritual, Ambrosiana Milano | 392 In vigiliis Natalis Domini
656 (53)
IT OSB 1100-1300, Gradual, Mass Lectionary, Sacramentary, UB Graz Ms. 761 | 726 In vigilia Nativitatis Domini
8 (3v)
IT Palermo 1100-1150, Missal, Reg. Siciliana Palermo XIV.F.16. | 477 Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
6 (1r)
NL Utrecht 1497, Breviary, Breviarium Traiectense | 659 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
94 (e1r)
NL Utrecht 1514, Missal, Missale Traiectense | 655 Liber generationis
48 (7r)
NO Trondheim 1519, Breviary, Breviarium Nidrosiense | 642 In die Nativitatis Domini
60 (24r)
PL Kamień Pomorski 1506, Missal, Missale Caminense | 40 In sancta nocte finito nono responsorio scilicet Verbum caro
39 (11v)
PT Braga 1494, Breviary, Breviarium Bracarense | 213 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
134 (80v)
RU OT 1500, Breviary, Breviarium Dominorum Teutonicorum | 474 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
208 (c4v)
SE Linköping 1400-1500, Missal, KB Stockholm A 97 | 336 In sancta nocte Nativitatis Domini
21 (8v)
SE Lund 1517, Breviary, Breviarium Lundense | 347 In vigilia Nativitatis Domini
206 (89r)
SE Uppsala 1513, Missal, Missale Upsalense | 652 In nocte Nativitatis Domini
18 (7r)
SE Uppsala 1496, Breviary, Breviarium Upsalense | 653 Initium sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum
177 (c3r)