The Holy Name of Jesus

The month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus.
I was reminded of this when I read Evann's post on Homeschool Goodies.
You may find various prayers here.

Of course you can learn about His Most Holy Name at "Borromeo CCC" in paragraphs 430-455.

You may find this summary helpful:

“God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus Whom you crucified.”
Acts 2:36, Peter's First Sermon
At the heart of catechesis we find a Person . . . everything is taught with reference to Him. We proclaim Jesus Christ in order to lead others to faith in Him.

The Holy Name of Jesus:
  • means “God Saves”the Divine Name that alone brings salvation (John 3:18)
  • Jesus' Resurrection glorifies his name
  • the evil spirits fear this name
  • Messiah in Hebrew, khristos in Greek
  • means “anointed”Jesus perfectly accomplished the Divine mission
The Messianic ConsecrationAccording to the Old Law, priests (Exodus 29:29), kings (1 Samuel 10:1), and prophets (Isaiah 61:1) were supposed to be anointed for their respective offices; now, the Christ, or the Messiah, combined this threefold dignity in His Person.
The Father anoints, the Son is anointed, and he was anointed with the Spirit who is the anointing.
CHRIST THE KING: The true meaning of kingship is revealed only when he is raised on high on the cross: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
No one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:3
Son of God
  • In the Old Testament, a title given to anyone who has a strong relationship with God. Not necessarily implied that the person is Divine.
  • Peter's profession of Faith, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matthew 16:16) acknowledges Christ's Divine Sonship.
  • The Baptism and Transfiguration episodes recall the voice of the Father designating Jesus as His “beloved Son.”
  • Since pronouncing YHWH is avoided out of reverence for the holiness of the name, Jews use Adonai instead in prayers. In the Greek Septuagint, YHWH is rendered as Kyrios -- Lord.
  • At the prompting of the Holy Spirit, “Lord” transcends the the title of respect and becomes adoration, and takes on a connotation of love: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)
  • Do not submit your freedom in an absolute manner to any earthly power, but only to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Christian prayer is characterized by the title "Lord"
  • invitation: "The Lord be with you"
  • conclusion "through Christ our Lord"
  • the exclamation full of trust and hope: - “Come Lord Jesus!”

1 comment:

Evann said...

Glad I was able to remind you, and thanks for your submission to the Carnival!