The Name Of Jesus Service

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The traditional New Year's watchnight service can take on a new character if it is combined with the ancient Name of Jesus service. The historical beginnings of this service go back to the eighth century. The biblical motif celebrated is the naming of Jesus at the rite of circumcision, a ritual performed in Jewish tradition on the eighth day after birth.


Numbers 6:22-27

Psalm 67

Galatians 4:47

Philippians 2:9-13

Luke 2:15-21


[Traditionally the hymns attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux...


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