The Circumcision (3rd Sorrow and Joy)

Description

Joseph’s sorrow is to see Jesus’ pain at the circumcision, but his joy is to name Him “Jesus,” Savior, as instructed by the angel. Luke 2:21 and Matthew 1:21. The initials IHS at the lower right side are the first three Greek letters for the sacred name Jesus, and they also form the Latin acronym, Jesus Hominum Salvator, “Jesus, the Savior of [all] Men.” Photo by Paul Flores, www.stjoephoto.com.