Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (EF)


The Sunday in Christmastide which is between the Octave of Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Liturgy. When there is no such Sunday (this occurs when Jan. 1, Jan. 6, or Jan. 7 are Sundays), the feast is celebrated as a 2nd class feast on Jan. 2. It was originally celebrated in the Franciscan calendar as a special feast. Its celebration was extended to the universal Church by Pope Innocent XIII in 1721.


In nomine Jesu omne genu flectatur, coelestium, terrestrium, et infernorum: et omnis lingua confiteatur, quia Dominus Jesus Christus in gloria est Dei Patris.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Phil. 2:10,11

Ant. In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow: in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth: and let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.

V. O Lord, our Lord: how admirable is Thy Name in all the earth!

V. Glory be…


Confitebor tibi, Domine Deus meus, in toto corde meo, et glorificabo nomen tuum in aeternum: quoniam tu, Domine, suavis et mitis es: et multae misericordiae omnibus invocantibus te. Alleluia.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 85:12,5

Ant. I shall praise Thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I shall glorify Thy Name forever: for Thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild, and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon Thee, alleluia.


Omnes gentes quascumque fecisti, venient, et adorabunt coram te, Domine, et glorificabunt nomen tuum: quoniam magnus es tu. et faciens mirabilia: tu es Deus solus, alleluia.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 85:9,10

Ant. All the nations Thou hast made shall come and adore before Thee, O Lord, and they shall glorify Thy Name: for Thou art great, and dost wonderful things: Thou art God alone. Alleluia.