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January 2015 - Popular Feast Days



IHS with angels and a Crown of Thorns, in Hostýn, Czech Republic.The name "Jesus" is powerful.

For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.   (Philippians 2:10)

Among the Ten Commandments, God ordered that His name shall not be said in vain. Adam was given authority to name creatures. Many names in Bible are changed when something new is happening. What is it about a name and naming that commands so much respect and power?

Names say "this is what I am in my essence", and thus, informs all who hear and speak it the person's purpose.  God's name tell us who He is.  "Jesus" is the syncopated variant of "Yəhōshūaʿ " meaning, "God is help".

Dates in BOLD are Holy Days of Obligation:

Jan. 1: The Octave Day of Christmas Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God 

Jan. 2: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory Nazianzus;

January 3: St. Genevieve;

 Jan. 4: The Epiphany of the Lord, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton;

Jan. 5: St. John Neumann

Jan. 6: St. Andre Bessette

Jan. 7: St. Reinold 

Jan. 8: St. Gulda

Jan. 9: St. Honorius 

Jan. 10: Blessed Anna of the Angels

 Jan. 11: First Sunday of Ordinary Time, The Baptism of the Lord

Jan. 12: St. Alexander

Jan. 13: St Andrew of Trier

Jan. 14: St. Felix

Jan. 15: St. Paul the Hermit

Jan. 16: St. Melas

Jan. 17: St. Anthony the Abbot

 Jan. 18: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, St. Margaret of Hungary

Jan. 19: St. Henry

Jan. 20: St. Fabian

Jan. 21: St. Agnes

Jan. 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, St. Vincent the Deacon

Jan. 23: St. Barnard

Jan. 24: St. Francis De Sales

 Jan. 25: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, St. Donatus

Jan. 26: St. Timothy, St. Titus

Jan. 27: St. Marius

Jan. 28: St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Flavian

Jan. 29: St. Dallan

Jan. 30: St. Hippolytus

Jan. 31: St. John Bosco

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