On this episode, we cover the much-neglected feast that celebrates the naming and circumcision of Christ Jesus. Besides falling on New Year’s Day, this feast is often ignored due to prudishness, ignorance, deep theological error, and discomfort with its important-yet-unpopular biblical themes. We discuss covenantal signs, the mortification of the flesh, living in obedience to God, how the name of Jesus is exalted above all others, the lively faith of Sts. Joseph and Mary, imputation, the primacy of faith, father Abraham, and sacramental theology.
- The Rev. Barton Gingerich
- The Rev. Richard Tarsitano