Rorate mass (SK) 2021
The Rorate Mass is a Votive Mass in honor of the Virgin Mary for the season of Advent. It has a long tradition in the Catholic Church, especially in German-speaking areas. The mass begins relatively early in the morning when it is still dark due to winter-time and is said by candlelight.
The Rorate Mass takes its name from the opening words of the Introit, which comes from Isaiah.
“Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.”
We start the mass together at the entrance of the church. At the beginning the Introit Rorate Ceali is sung.