Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Feast of St. James, Apostle

St. James, son of Zebedee and brother of St. John, is called “the Greater” to distinguish him from the other Apostle James. He was beheaded at Jerusalem in the year 42 by Herod Agrippa in the hope of pleasing the Jews.

Collect: We bessech Thee, O Lord, keep and sanctify Thy people; that strengthened by the help of Thine apostle James, they may please Thee by their conduct and serve Thee with a quiet mind.

Alleluia: John 15.16. Alleluia, alleluia. I have chosen you out of the world, that you should go, and bring forth fruit, and your fruit should remain. Alleluia.

Gospel: Matt. 20. 20-23.

Communion: Matt. 19.28. You that have followed Me shall sit upon seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Sancte Jacobe. Ora pro nobis.

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