On January 1, we celebrate the Holy Name of Jesus. This festival is celebrated today, eight days after Christmas, because Jewish law required baby boys to be circumcised and named on the eighth day after their birth.
Prayer of the Day
Eternal Father, you gave your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be a sign of our salvation. Plant in every heart the love of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Lectionary
- PentecostPentecost, one of the most important liturgical holidays, marks the day the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles with tongues… Read more: Pentecost
- Feast Day of St Matthias, ApostleToday we celebrate St. Matthias, Apostle and martyr. Unlike the other Apostles, Matthias was chosen after the Ascension to replace… Read more: Feast Day of St Matthias, Apostle
- Ascension of Our LordToday is 40 days after Easter when Jesus ascended into heaven and is seated at the Right Hand of the… Read more: Ascension of Our Lord