And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb (Luke 2:21, ESV).
Collect of the Holy Name of Our Lord
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.
Elder Sophrony of Essex on the Love and Pain of the Theotokos - *Christ crucified, in extreme humility, beside His Most-holy Mother, the Theotokos (**source**)* Our Panagia was pained much more than all other women,...
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