Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com
Home /

St. Basil Bread and Circumcision of Our Lord - 01/01/17

On the eighth day after His Nativity, our Lord Jesus Christ was circumcised in accordance with the Old Testament Law.  All male infants underwent circumcision as a sign of God’s Covenant with the holy Forefather Abraham and his descendants [Genesis 17:10-14, Leviticus 12:3].  After this ritual, the Divine Infant was given the name Jesus, as the Archangel Gabriel declared on the day of the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos [Luke 1:31-33, 2:21].  The Fathers of the Church explain that the Lord, the Creator of the Law, underwent circumcision in order to give people an example of how faithfully the divine ordinances ought to be fulfilled.  The Lord was circumcised so that later no one would doubt that He had truly assumed human flesh, and that His Incarnation was not merely an illusion, as certain heretics had taught.

(56 images)


Share This:



< PreviousNext >

Theophany
01/06/17
You might also like:
Powered by Orthodox Web Solutions

Home | Back | Print | Top

Saturday, January 20th
9:30 Akathist; Confessions
5:30 Vigil; Confessions
Sunday, January 21st
ZACCHEUS SUN.
9:10 Hours
9:30 Liturgy
Teen Class
Wednesday, January 24th
ST. XENIA OF PETERSBURG
9:30 Akathist to St. Xenia
Thursday, January 25th
UNEXPECTED JOY ICON
7:00 Parish Council Mtg.


Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
605 Washington Ave.
Manville, NJ 08835
908-685-1452

Email:
frjames@ssppoc.org
webmaster@ssppoc.org
News | Announcements
All



Bookmark and Share