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04 January 2012
Homily for Circumcision of Our Lord
This past Sunday gave us the rare opportunity to celebrate the Circumcision and Name of Jesus on its appointed day as well as on a Sunday. The one verse account - Luke 2:21 - of the Infant Savior being circumcised and given the name "Jesus" speaks volumes of Gospel for us as we continue to celebrate the season of Christmas. Sunday's homily focused on the importance of our Lord's circumcision and the meaning of His name under the theme of "First Blood."