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St Simon and St Jude Apostles

October 28










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O ALMIGHTY God, Who hast built Thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, JESUS CHRIST Himself being the head Corner-Stone; Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their docrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE EPISTLE.   St Jude 1-8

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.


THE GOSPEL.   St John 15. 17-27

These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.



INTROIT.  Ps 33:1-6 

REJOICE in the LORD, O ye righteous; / for it becometh well the just to be thankful.
2 Praise the LORD with harp: / sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto the LORD a new song: / sing praises lustily with a good courage.
4 FOR the word of the LORD is true, / and all his works are faithful.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgement: / the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, / and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Glory be.


GRADUAL.  Ps 89:5-8   
5 O LORD, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works, / and thy faithfulness in the congregation of the holy ones.
6 For who is he in the skies that shall be compared unto the LORD? / and what is he among the gods that shall be like unto the LORD?
7 God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, / and to be had in reverence above all them that are round about him.
8 O LORD God of hosts, who is like unto thee? / thy faithfulness, most mighty LORD, is on every side.