The Twenty-Fifth Day of
the year, from the creation
of the world,
when in the beginning God created Heaven and earth, five thousand one
and ninety-nine; from the flood, two thousand nine hundred and
from the birth of Abraham, two thousand and fifteen; from Moses and the
coming of the Israelites out of Egypt, one thousand five hundred and
from the anointing of King David, one thousand and thirty-two; in the
week, according to the prophecy of Daniel; in the one hundred and
Olympiad; in the year seven hundred and fifty-two from the founding of
the city of Rome; in the forty-second year of the empire of Octavian
when the whole world was at peace, in the sixth age of the world, Jesus
Christ, eternal God, and Son of the eternal Father, desirous to
the world by His most merciful coming, having been conceived of the
Ghost, and nine months having elapsed since His conception, is born in
Bethlehem of Juda, having become Man of the Virgin Mary.
From "The Roman Martyrology"
by Order of Gregory XIII, Revised
by Authority of Urban VIII and Clement X
and Corrected in 1749 by Benedict
XIV, Translated by Ralph Collins, B.A.
Kucera, D.D., LL.D., Bishop of Lincoln, 1946