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
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