Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Naming of Jesus 1 January

According to Saint Luke Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day after his birth, as the Law of Moses required.  Christian tradition observes the Gospel's emphasis that the Virgin Mary would bear a son and his name would be Jesus which means "Yahweh saves".  The meaning of this name has great significance for the Church and so instead of commemorating the circumcision of Christ, it celebrates the eighth day after Christmas as the Naming of Christ.  (c.f. Parish Bulletin - Jan. 1st, 2012)

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