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Today's feast celebrates the holy Name of Jesus.

At the Mass

The following is taken from:

The Introit

Antiphon: Philippians 2 In the Name of Jesus let every knee be bowed, of things, above, and things in earth, and things beneath: and let every tongue confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Verse: Psalm 135 O praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious: O sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Repeat the Antiphon In the Name of ...

The English Gradual: Part II - The Proper, Pages 189-192

The Collect

Almighty God, who by thy blessed Apostle hast taught us that there is none other name given among men whereby we must be saved, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may ever glory in this Name, and strive to make thy salvation known unto all mankind; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer (1962), Page 320

The Lesson
Isaiah 9. 2.

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.


The Book of Common Prayer (1962), Page 116

Gradual and Alleluia

Ephesians 1 God the Father hath set Jesus Christ at this own right hand in the heavenly places; far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion: and every name that is named, only only in this world, but also in that which is to come; and hath put all things under this feet. Psalm 79 Help us, O God of our salvation: and for the glory of thy Name, O Lord, deliver us; and be merciful unto our sins, for thy Name's sake.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Sweet to the heart is the Name of Jesus Christ: music to the ear; honey to the taste; which turns the heart to joy and praise; and puts to the flight the despite of the world. Alleluia.

The English Gradual: Part II - The Proper, Pages 189-192

The Gospel
St. Luke 2. 15.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.


The Book of Common Prayer (1962), Pages 116-117

The Offertory

St. Mark 16 In my Name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues: they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands, O Lord, upon the sick. and they shall recover,

The English Gradual: Part II - The Proper, Pages 189-192

The Communion

Revelation 2 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden mana: and will give him a white stone, alleluia. And in the stone a new name written which no man knoweth: saving he that receiveth it, alleluia.

The English Gradual: Part II - The Proper, Pages 189-192