Circumcision of Our Lord;
Octave Day of the Nativity
Epistle • Titus 2:11-15
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to Titus.[Our Lord will manifest Himself to all the elect, when, at the end of the world, shall take place the glorious apparition of the great God.]
Dearly beloved, The grace of God Our Savior hath appeared to all men, instructing us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we should live soberly and justly and godly in this world, looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and Our Savior Jesus Christ: Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and might cleanse to Himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works. These things speak and exhort: in Christ Jesus Our Lord.
Gospel • Luke 2:21
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke
[Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ.]
At that time, after eight days were accomplished that the Child should be circumcised: His Name was called Jesus, which was called by the Angel before He was conceived in the womb.