Signs & Symbols: The Holy Name of Jesus
January 3rd, Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
The “IHS” monogram is seen here at the bottom of a beautiful illuminated manuscript from Northern Italy dating back to the late 15th century. Read More about this manuscript.
In the Bible there are many references to the sanctity and power of the holy name of Jesus.
" . . . In my name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues, they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them, they will lay their hands on the sick and they will recover" (Mk 16:17-19)
"Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High." (Luke 1:30-32)
"So that at Jesus' name every knee must bend in the heavens, on the earth and under the earth, and every tongue proclaim to the glory of God the Father: Jesus Christ is Lord" (Phil 2:10-11)
"Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus" (Col 3:17).