Happy Christmas and a sermon for 25 December

Gesælige Cristesmæsse 

[Yu-sail-ig-uh Krist-es-mess-uh]

Merry Christmas! 

The British Library has a lovely article on Ælfric and his Christmas homilies.

Check out the first semon in Cotton MS Julius e vii... in Ælfric's own words:

Ure hælend Crist... acenned wæs of Þam halgan mædene Marian

[Oo-re hay-lend Krist a-ken-ed was off tham hal-gan maid-un-uh Ma-ree-an]

Our saviour Christ was born of the holy maiden Mary