Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
Sunday after the Circumcision, or January 2
Epistle • Acts 4:8-12
Lesson from the Acts of the Apostles.
[This Name means Savior, for there is no other name given to men whereby we must be saved.]
In those days Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people and ancients, hear: if we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the infirm man by what means he hath been made whole, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel: that by the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, Whom God hath raised from the dead, even by Him this man standeth here before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner: neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under Heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.
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.