“For you are all the children of God by faith, in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ, have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you be Christ’ s, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise. ” [Galatians 3:26-29] From the most ancient of days, the feast held on January 1st has been a dual feast of both the circumcision of our Lord and the maternity of Mary. Baptism is the new circumcision, and by it we are set apart from the world to live for God and God alone.