FEAST OF STS. SIMON AND JUDE
Evening Prayer


Deus in adjutorium meum intende,
Domine ad adjuvandum me festina

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy on us
Agios o Theos, Agios ischyros, Agios athanatos,
eleison imas.
Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortalis,
miserere nobis


HYMN

Commune vos, apostoli,
extollat hymni iubilum,
quos advocat par gratia,
coronat una gloria.

Ardore pulsus caelico,
Christi premis vestigia,
Simon, et illum nuntias
zelo peractus impigro.

Tu carne frater, assecla
fraterque Christi spiritu,
Iuda, Magistrum praedicas
scriptisque fratres erudis.

Nec pertimescit sanguinem
uterque purum fundere,
ut veritatis enitens
sit testis atque victima.

O summa caeli sidera,
nos detis ut per aspera,
fide valentes integra,
tendamus ad caelestia.

Patri per aevum gloria
Natoque cum Paraclito,
quorum supernis gaudiis
simul fruemur perpetim. Amen.
One joyful hymn of praise must greet
Apostles whom we always find
Together in the Gospel's page,
By faithful love and zeal combined.
 
To follow Christ in early youth
Was surely Simon's joy and pride,
Before the Zealot would set forth
To preach His Name both far and wide.
 
Saint Jude, a kinsman of our Lord,
In heart and mind yet closer still,
Your words remain until this day
With hope and love our souls to fill.
 
As brothers both in life and death,
A martyrs crown was your reward,
As shining witnesses to truth
And victims worthy of your Lord.
 
O gleaming stars in heaven's light
Help us to tread our thorny way.
That with our faith alert and strong
We may attain to glory's day.
 
Be praised the Father evermore,
The Holy Spirit and the Son,
May we rejoice before God's throne
Eternally when life is done. Amen.


With praise let us all bless Simon, the herald of God,
who established the doctrines of wisdom securely in the souls of the pious.
Now he stands before the throne of glory,
and rejoicing with the angels, he unceasingly prays for us all.

You were chosen as a disciple for your firmness of mind:
An unshakable pillar of the Church of Christ,
You proclaimed His word to the Gentiles,
Telling them to believe in one Godhead.
You were glorified by Him, receiving the grace of healing,
Healing the ills of all who came to you,
O most praised Apostle Jude!


Christ gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in roles of service for the faithful to build up the body of Christ, till we become one in faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, and form that perfect man who is Christ come to full stature. - Ephesians 4:11:13


PSALMODY


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

1
I love the LORD, because he has heard the voice of my
                                supplication, *
     because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.
2
The cords of death entangled me;
the grip of the grave took hold of me; *
     I came to grief and sorrow.
3
Then I called upon the Name of the LORD: *
     "O LORD, I pray you, save my life."
4
Gracious is the LORD and righteous; *
     our God is full of compassion.
5
The LORD watches over the innocent; *
     I was brought very low, and he helped me.
6
Turn again to your rest, O my soul. *
     for the LORD has treated you well.
7
For you have rescued my life from death, *
     my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.
8
I will walk in the presence of the LORD *
     in the land of the living.

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.

9
I believed, even when I said,
"I have been brought very low." *
     In my distress I said, "No one can be trusted."
10
How shall I repay the LORD *
     for all the good things he has done for me?
11
I will lift up the cup of salvation *
     and call upon the Name of the LORD.
12
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD *
     in the presence of all his people.
13
Precious in the sight of the LORD *
     is the death of his servants.
14
O LORD, I am your servant; *
     I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
     you have freed me from my bonds.
15
I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving *
     and call upon the Name of the LORD.
16
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD *
     in the presence of all his people,
17
In the courts of the LORD's house, *
     in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
     Hallelujah!

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.
1
Praise the LORD, all you nations; *
     laud him, all you peoples.
2
For his loving-kindness toward us is great, *
     and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever.
     Hallelujah!

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


First Reading          Isaiah 4:2-6

 On that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel. Whoever is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, once the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgement and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its places of assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night. Indeed, over all the glory there will be a canopy. It will serve as a pavilion, a shade by day from the heat, and a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.


Song of the Three Young Men           Benedictus es, Domine
 
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
 you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
 
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
 
 
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
 on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
 
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
 
 
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
 in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
 
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
 we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.


Second Reading          John 14:15-31

 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
 ‘I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.’ Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, ‘Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
 ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me; but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us be on our way.


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


MAGNIFICAT
(Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: When all things are made new, and the Son of Man is enthroned in majesty, you will sit in judgment over the twelve tribes of Israel.


INTERCESSIONS
My brothers and sisters, we build on the foundation of the Apostles.
Let us pray to our almighty Father for his holy people and say:

                                Be mindful of your Church, O Lord.

Father, you wanted your Son to be seen first by the apostles
after the resurrection from the dead.
- We ask you to make us his witnesses to the farthest corners of the world.

You sent your Son to preach your good news to the poor,
- help us to preach this Gospel to every creature.

You sent your Son to sow the seed of unending life,
- grant that we who work at sowing the seed may share the joy of the harvest.

You sent your Son to reconcile all to you through his blood,
- help us all to work toward achieving this reconciliation.

Your Son sits at your right hand in heaven,
- Let the dead enter your kingdom of joy.


Our Father…


COLLECT
O God, who by the blessed Apostles
have brought us to acknowledge your name,
graciously grant,
through the intercession of Saints Simon and Jude,
that the Church may constantly grow
by increase of the peoples who believe in you.
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. Amen.


Holy Apostle Simon
entreat the merciful God
to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Divinely we praise you, O Jude, as a faithful witness,
Knowing you to be the brother of Christ.
You trampled on delusion,
And so preserved the faith.
Today as we celebrate your holy memory,
By your intercessions we receive remission of sins.




 
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