This Christmas Eve was one of the rare occasions when I have had the chance to experience the singing of the Solemn Proclamation of the Birth of Christ from the Martyrologium Romanum. Before the procession into the church the priest sang from the entrance this rather spectacular proclamation. Of course in the night which has just ended the text was sung in German. Above is a melodically adventurous rendition of the Kalenda in English from St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, as it was broadcast in 2011.
I am not aware whether the Anglo-Catholic tradition knows such a Proclamation and should be grateful for your comments.
We wish you all a very happy and holy Feast of the Incarnation of Our Lord. Merry Christmas!