Salty, Doo Doo, and Jesus – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Name, Luke 2:15-21

The collect and readings for January 1, the Feast of the Holy Name, may be found here. The following sermon is based on the gospel, Luke 2:15-21. After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb (Lk. 2:21) My wife and I spent some … Continue reading Salty, Doo Doo, and Jesus – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Name, Luke 2:15-21

The Feast of the Holy Name, Jesus

The Feast of the Holy Name is celebrated eight days after the Nativity, January 1. Under the Law of Moses, all male infants were to be circumcised on the eighth day after birth (Lv. 12:3). It was also customary at this time to name the child. The collect and readings for this feast may be found here. Luke tells us, When the angels had left … Continue reading The Feast of the Holy Name, Jesus