Presentation of the Infant Jesus Icon, Coptic, Modern

Translation of the Epistle for the Feast of the Circumcision

Beloved: The grace of God our Savior has appeared to all men, instructing us, in order that, rejecting ungodliness and worldly lusts, we may live temperately and justly and piously in this world; looking for the blessed hope and glorious coming of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and cleanse for Himself an acceptable people, pursuing good works. Thus speak, and exhort, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to Luke

At that time, when eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

The Saving Words of the Gospel.

His name was called Jesus.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

— Fr. Ermatinger