The Holy Name of Jesus

For centuries, people have used the Holy Name of Jesus and believe there is power in His name.  In Luke 1, Gabriel the angel tells Mary she will conceive, bear a son, and will name him Jesus.  In Matthew 1, an angel visits Joseph in a dream and tells him, his name is Jesus, and he will save his people. Matthew then specifically mentions the prophecy of Isaiah 7, the virgin will bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,’ which means ‘God is with us.  The name Emmanuel appears in Matthew 1 when he connects Jesus to the Old Testament prophecy. The name Emmanuel does not appear again in the New Testament. 

The holiness of the name of Jesus is explained by Saint Paul when he says at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.  He goes on to say those who call on the name of Jesus will be saved. 

John says using the power of the name of Jesus in petition, if you ask the Father for anything in my name He will give it to you.  This is why many prayers end in Jesus’ name.  There are many miracles throughout the New Testament which

In medieval England, devotion to the holiness of Jesus’ name was encouraged first by Anselm of Canterbury and shortly after veneration was promoted by Bernard of Clairvaux.