Feast of the Circumcision


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Noun1.Feast of the Circumcision - (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of JesusFeast of the Circumcision - (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
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The "future" of the title is satisfied in essays by Deutsch, David Gordis, and Peter Phan, and by Philip Cunningham's recommendation for a reformed revival of the Catholic observance of the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus (with healthy suggestions for a new set of lectionary readings and homily).
In the western Christian calendar this is the Feast of the Circumcision (or the Naming of Jesus, as it is more usually called in modern times), one of a number of theologically and liturgically rich festivals celebrated in the Christmas season.
Furthermore, work by Roger Reynolds on clerical orders enabled Harris to focus on the young men who were celebrating the Feast of the Circumcision.

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