The Saint of the 3 January is the Most Holy Name of Jesus, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.
Most Holy Name of Jesus
The Messiah brought the name of Jesus during his earthly life, the name that was given to him by St. Joseph after the angel of God in a dream had said to him: "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary with you, your bride, because what was conceived in her is the work of the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you will call him Jesus: in fact he will save his people from their sins ”.
From here it can be understood that the meaning of the name Jesus is that of savior.
The evangelists, the Acts of the Apostles and the apostolic letters often exalt the meaning and power of the Name of Jesus.
During the public life of Jesus, his disciples, appealing to his name, healed the sick, hunted demons and performed all sorts of wonders.
The Most Holy Name of Jesus was always honored and venerated in the Church from the beginning, but it is only from the 14th century that it began to have liturgical worship.
San Bernardino, helped by other confreres, especially by the blessed Alberto da Sarteàno and Bernardino da Feltre, spread this devotion with such enthusiasm and fervor that the liturgical feast was finally instituted.
In 1530 Pope Clement VII authorized the Franciscan Order to recite the Office of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
Other saints and celebrations of January 3
- Blessed Ciriaco Elias Chavara
- San Daniele di Padova
- January 26: saint of the day, name day
- January 12: saint of the day, name day
- January 4: saint of the day, name day
- January 16: saint of the day, name day
- January 27: saint of the day, name day
- San Fiorenzo di Vienne
- Santa Genoveffa (Genevieve)
- San Gordio of Caesarea in Cappadocia
- San Teogene