The Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo
Readings for the Eucharist
According to the use of the Episcopal Church

Collect: Lord God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the hearts that serve you: Help us, following the example of your servant Augustine of Hippo, so to know you that we may truly love you, and so to love you that we may fully serve you, whom to serve is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading

Hebrews 12:22-24, 28-29

You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming fire.

Psalm 87 Fundamenta ejus

1 He has founded it upon a holy hill *
  and the Lord loves the gates of Zion
     more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

2 Glorious things shall be spoken of you *
   O Zion, city of our God.

3 I might speak of my kinsmen in Egypt or in Babylon *
   in Philistia, Tyre or Nubia, where each was born.

4 But of Zion it shall be said *
   many were born in her, he that is Most High has established her.

5 When the Lord draws up the record of the nations *
   he shall take note where every man was born.

6 And the singers and the dancers together *
   shall make their song to your name.


Psalm 84:7-12

Quam dilecta!

7 They go from strength to strength *
  they appear, every one of them, before the God of gods in Zion.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer *
   give ear, O God of Jacob.

9 Behold, O God, him who reigns over us *
   and look upon the face of your anointed.

10 One day in your courts is better than a thousand *
   I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
      than dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

11 For the Lord God is a rampart and a shield,
      the Lord gives favour and honour *
   and no good thing will he withhold
      from those who walk in innocence.

12 O Lord God of hosts *
   blessed is the man who puts his trust in you.


John 14:6-15

Jesus said to Thomas, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him."

Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments."


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