The angel Gabriel tells Mary “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” In Matthew 1:21 during Joseph’s first dream the angel instructs Joseph: “you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins”.
Everybody may offer additional prayers throughout January for personal devotion and to help strengthen the relationship with God. These prayers are helpful to connect with the time of year; anyone can pray at any time throughout the month. The Liturgical Calendar guides us in prayer for the Saints and obligation days within each liturgical season. These prayers are the categories and Liturgical Months and Prayers and Devotions.
Synonyms for “officially.”