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St. Barnabas

June 11    










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O LORD God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Spirit: Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


THE EPISTLE.   Acts 11. 22.

TIDINGS of these things came unto the ears of the Church which was in Jerusalem; and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the Church, and taught much people: and the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.


THE GOSPEL.    St John 15. 12.

AND Jesus spake unto his disciples, saying, This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.


INTROIT.  Ps 112 

BLESSED is the man that feareth the LORD, / that hath great delight in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth; / the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house; / and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth up light in the darkness; / he is merciful, loving, and righteous.
5 It is well with the man that is merciful and lendeth, / and ordereth his affairs with justice.
6 For he shall never be moved:/ and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance,
7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings; / for his heart standeth fast and believeth in the LORD.
8 His heart is established and will not shrink, / until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed abroad and given to the poor, / and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him: / he shall gnash with his teeth and consume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.

Glory be.


GRADUAL.  Ps 145:8-13   
8 THE LORD is gracious and merciful, / longsuffering, and of great kindness.
9 The LORD is loving unto all: / and his mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works praise thee, O LORD, / and thy saints give thanks unto thee.
11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, / and talk of thy power;
12 That thy power, thy glory, and the mightiness of thy kingdom / might be known unto men.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, / and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.