circumcision of Christ
Circumcision of Christ

January 1, 2025

Today, Christians celebrate the circumcision of Christ according to Jewish tradition, eight days (according to the Semitic and South European calculation of day intervals) after his birth, on which occasion the child was formally given his name. For the Orthodox, the feast of the circumcision of Christ is celebrated with an all-night vigil, beginning on the evening of December 31. The hymns of the festival are combined with those of Saint Basil the Great. After the Divine Liturgy the next morning, Russian churches often celebrate a New Year Molieben (intercessory service) to pray for God's blessing for the start of the new year. #calendar #January 1 #mythology #myth #legend #christianity #circumcisionchrist #jesus

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