Monday, July 25, 2005

st. james the greater

The Collect from the Breviary:

Grant, O merciful god, that as thine holy Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him: so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections; may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments. Though the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of thte Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Collect from the Prayer Book:

O Gracious God, we remember before thee this day thy servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we prayh that thou wilt pour out upon the leaders of thy Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among thy people; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and they Holy Spirit, one god, now and forever. Amen.

Holy James, pray for us.

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