Do You Know What the First Christmas Carol Was?

Christmas carols are so wonderful, some radio stations start playing them in November!

Hi, this is Fr. Rocky with another Advent Inspiration.

Do you know what the first Christmas Carol was? It was “Gloria in excelsis Deo” – Glory to God in the highest! – sung by the choir of angels the night our Savior was born. Can you imagine what that was like? What a performance! And we’re all going to sing it at Mass this Christmas.

It’s also sung at the beginning of Wedding Masses, because it’s a song of joy. Best of all, it’s not copyrighted so we can sing it on air without getting anyone’s permission or paying licensing fees. Come on, let’s sing the last line right now.

Gloria . . . in excelsis Deo!

Gloria . . in excelsis Deo!

(I can see you smiling!)

P.S. If you have missed a previous Advent Inspiration, you can find all of them here.

Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.