In 1530 Franciscans* were given permission to celebrate the Feast of the Name of Jesus January 14; 1721 it was made a gen. observance for the whole RC Ch. on the 2d Sunday after Epiphany*; Pius X (see Popes, 30) reset the date for the RC ch. on the Sunday bet. January 1 and 6, or, when there is no such Sunday, January 2. In the Luth. Ch. the Circumcision and the Name of Jesus are commemorated January 1.
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