Friday, January 01, 2010

The Octave of the Nativity

I know that January 1 is the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord. This is also the day on which the great I Am finally told us His name. The angel announced that His name was JESUS. This is the name that is above every name, at which every knee should bow, of things above the earth, of things on earth, and of things under the earth.

The confusing title above is how the Roman church identifies this day after the 1962 revision of the calendar. The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (2nd class) is celebrated on the Sunday between the Octave of the Nativity and Epiphany. If there is no Sunday between thee two days, it is celebrated on January 2.

The only question that comes to my mind is "If it ain't broke, why fix it?"

May the celebration of the birth of Our Lord, and the glory of His holy name, give you peace and blessing throughout the new year.

Pax domini sit semper vobiscum.

No comments: