Holy Name of Jesus
the Sunday which falls on January 2nd through 5th,
otherwise on January 2nd.
Introit: Philippians ii: 10-11
the Name of Jesus let every knee bow; of
those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
And let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in
the glory of God the Father. [Ps.viii: 2]
O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is Thy name in the whole
earth. Glory be.... At the name....
O God, who didst appoint Thine
only-begotten Son to be the Savior of mankind, and didst bid that
He should be called Jesus, mercifully grant that we, who
venerate His holy Name on earth may also enjoy the vision of Him in heaven.
Acts of the Apostles iv: 8-12
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
those days Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to
them, "Ye rulers of the people and elders, hear: if
we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the
infirm man -- by what means he has been made whole -- be it
made 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 has raised from the dead; even by
Him this man stands before you whole. This is the stone which was
rejected by you the builders, which has become the
corner stone. Neither is there salvation in any other.
For there is no other name whereby we must be saved."
Psalm cv: 47
Save us, O
Lord, our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give
thanks to Thy holy Name, and may glory in Thy
praise. Thou, O Lord, our Father and our Redeemer;
from everlasting is Thy Name
Alleluia, alleluia. My mouth shall
speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless His holy Name.
Luke ii 21
+ The continuation of the holy Gospel according to
At that time, after eight days were
accomplished, that the Child should be circumcised, His
name was called Jesus, as He was called by the angel before He was conceived in
Psalm lxxxv: 12, 5
will praise Thee, O Lord, my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify
Thy Name forever. For Thou, O Lord art sweet and mild;
and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon Thee. Alleluia.
We beseech Thee,
most merciful God, that Thy blessing, by which every
creature lives, may sanctify this our sacrifice, which we offer unto Thee,
to the glory of the Name of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; that it my
please Thy majesty as an act of praise, and profit us unto salvation.
Matthew ii: 2
the nations Thou hast made shall come and adore before Thee, O Lord,
and they shall glorify Thy name; for Thou art great, and dost
wonderful things. Thou art God alone. Alleluia.
O almighty and
eternal God, who hast created and redeemed
us, graciously be mindful of our prayers, and vouchsafe to accept
with a benign and favorable countenance the sacrifice of the
saving victim which we have offered to Thy majesty, in honor of the Name of Thy
Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; that, through the infusion of Thy grace in us,
we may rejoice to see our names written in heaven under the glorious
Name of Jesus, as a pledge of eternal predestination.