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Name of Jesus, Festival of the
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As a consequence of stronger emphasis on Christ's incarnation as a human being (Bernard of Clairvaux), spread by the popular preachers of the mendicant orders (esp. Bernardino of Siena, John of Capistrano), the feast was introduced in 1530 in the Franciscans' own calendar for Jan 14 (now Jan 3), and extended in 1721 to the whole Catholic Church. In 1913 Pius X set it on the Sunday between Jan 1 and 6 (or Jan 2), thus closer to Christmas and the day of the octave (Jan 1), with the Gospel of the Circumcision and Naming of Jesus (Luke 2:2…

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Brüske, Gunda, “Name of Jesus, Festival of the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024011>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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