Dear Reader,

Happy New Year everyone! Today is eight days after the Nativity, and is thus the Circumcision and naming of our Lord.

‘On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.’ (Luke 2:21)

‘Additionally, he received the name Jesus (Savior) on this day. These two events, the Lord’s Circumcision and Naming, remind Christians that they have entered into a New Covenant with God.’
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Circumcision_of_our_Lord

Kontakion (Tone 3)

The Lord of all accepts to be circumcised,
Thus, as He is good, excises the sins of mortal men.
Today He grants the world salvation.

Amen.

To the Reader:
Have a Blessed day and may God Bless you and your Family.
Jonah.

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