"Draw our hearts and minds to contemplate on heavenly gifts…". From the prayer of the second day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
"O Beloved of the Father and the sole joy of his heart". From the prayer of the first day of the Maronite Christmas Novena.
Glory to you, only Word of God. You willed to be born of Mary that we might be spiritually reborn. Maronite Liturgy
You are the new Adam, head of a renewed humanity who returned to Adam his inheritance and restored to us the glory we enjoyed in paradise. Maronite Liturgy
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” Matthew 2:1-2
O Christ our God, may we rejoice with Mary your Mother and Joseph your chosen one, and thank, glorify, adore and exalt you on the memorial of your birth. Maronite Liturgy