BARNABAS, APOSTLE

Psalter, Common of the Apostles

God, come to my assistance.
 - Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
 -  as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.
Amen.


HYMN
Bárnabæ clarum cólimus tropæum,
quo micat celsus mérita coróna,
multa pro Christi veheménter usque
     passus amóre.

Abdicans agro, generósus urget
ut, fide vivax ope caritátis,
nóminis plebes nova christiáni
     læta viréscat.

Quam libens noscit, petit atque defert
máximum Paulum, sócio labóre
Spíritus nutu péragrans fidélis
     lítora multa!

Nil sibi parcit cupidúsque Christo
plúrimos affert, bonus atque pascit,
donec effúso rútila probátur
     sánguine palma.

Da, Deus, tanto fámulo rogánte,
nos sequi fortes iter ad salútem,
ut domo ætérna tibi concinámus
     cántica laudis. Amen.

With the Apostles, Barnabas the levite
Shines in the glory won by many labors,
Through love of Jesus, he despised as nothing
     All that he suffered.

Land and possessions he abandoned also,
Charity’s ardor marked his earnest teaching;
Antioch’s converts won the name of Christians,
     Proof of their fervor.

Quickly perceiving Paul’s sincere conversion,
Gladly he welcomed such a keen companion,
By divine choosing, many miles they traveled,
     Spreading the Gospel.

Tireless and eager, he would spare no effort,
Preaching Christ Jesus by his words and goodness,
‘Til martyr’s glory sealed his never failing
     Life-long devotion.

Lord God Almighty, through the intercession
Of your great servant, give us strength to labor
For our salvation, that we may in heaven
     Praise you for ever. Amen.


Or:
-
The eternal gifts of Christ the King,
the apostles' glory, let us sing,
and all, with hearts of gladness, raise
due hymns of thankful love and praise.

Their faith in Christ the Lord prevailed;
their hope, a light that never failed;
their love ablaze o'er pathways trod
To lead them to the eternal God.

In them the Father's glory shone,
in them the will of God the Son,
in them exults the Holy Ghost,
through them rejoice the heav'enly host.

To thee, Redeemer, now we cry,
that thou wouldst join to them on high
thy servants, who this grace implore,
for ever and for evermore.
Melody: King's Majesty L.M. Music: Graham George, 1941 Text: Saint Ambrose, d. 397 Translator: J.M. Neale, d. 1866



PSALMODY

Antiphon: You are the men who have stood by me in my time of trial.

Psalm 116:10-19

I trusted, even when I said:
I am sorely afflicted,
and when I said in my alarm:
No man can be trusted.

How can I repay the Lord
for his goodness to me?
The cup of salvation I will raise;
I will call on the Lord's name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people.
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I make;
I will call on the Lord's name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem. Glory...

Antiphon: You are the men who have stood by me in my time of trial.


Antiphon: I have lived among you as one who ministers to others.

Psalm 126

When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage,
it seemed like a dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
on our lips there were songs.

The heathens themselves said: "What marvels
the Lord worked for them!"
What marvels the Lord worked for us!
Indeed we were glad.

Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage
as streams in dry land.
Those who are sowing in tears
will sing when they reap.

They go out, they go out, full of tears,
carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song,
carrying their sheaves.Glory...

Antiphon: I have lived among you as one who ministers to others.


Antiphon:I no longer call you servants, but my friends, for I have shared with you everything I have heard from my Father.

Canticle – Ephesians 1:3-10


Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight.

He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood, we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.

A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fulness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.  Glory...

Antiphon: I no longer call you servants, but my friends, for I have shared with you everything I have heard from my Father.


READING          Colossians 1:3-6a
We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the holy ones because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. Of this you have already heard through the word of truth, the gospel, that has come to you, just as in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing.


RESPONSORY
Tell all the nations how glorious God is.
  -  Tell all the nations how glorious God is.
Make known his wonders to every people
  -  how glorious God is.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
  -  Tell all the nations how glorious God is.

MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: The whole assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul describing all the signs and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles.


INTERCESSIONS
Our God is Father of light. Through the good news of his Son he has called us to believe in the truth. We pray now for his chosen people as we say:

                                          Remember your holy people, Lord.

Father, you raised your Son, our Good Shepherd, from the dead,
 - make us his witnesses to the ends of the earth.

You sent your Son into the world to bring good news to the poor,
 - give us courage to bring that good news to all peoples.

You sent your Son to sow the word of life,
 - help us to sow his word and to reap its harvest with joy.

You sent your Son to make the world one through his blood,
 - may all of us work together for this unity.

You set your Son at your right hand in the heavens,
 - open the gates of your kingdom to those who have died.


Our Father…


COLLECT
O God, who decreed that Saint Barnabas,
a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit,
should be set apart to convert the nations,
grant that the Gospel of Christ,
which he strenuously preached,
may be faithfully proclaimed by word and by deed.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.


The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.



 
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