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Commemorated on January 1st

Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ

Saints 1st Jan

Since the Mosaic Law commands that if a woman give birth to a male child, he should be circumcised in the foreskin of his flesh on the eighth day (Lev 12:2-3), on this, the eighth day from His Nativity, our Saviour accepted the circumcision commanded by the Law. According to the command of the Angel, He received the Name, which is above every name, Jesus that means Saviour (Matt 1: 21; Luke 1: 31 and 2: 21).