Holy Name

Holy Name
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Collect:
Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The Old Testament Lesson:
Numbers 6:22-27 KJV

22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.

The Psalm:
Psalm 8 KJV
Domine, Dominus noster
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!*
who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength*
because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,*
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him?*
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,*
and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;*
thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen,*
yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,*
and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Lord,*
how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

The Epistle:
Galatians 4:4-7 KJV

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

-or-

Philippians 2:5-11 KJV
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Gospel:
Luke 2:15-21 KJV

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

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