28 October
Simon and Jude, Apostles


Historical Note


Beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit.        Jude 20


Almighty God,
who built your Church upon the foundation
   of the apostles and prophets
with Jesus Christ as the chief corner-stone:
so join us together in unity of spirit by their doctrine,
that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen. [1662*]

The Daily Office

First Evening Prayer

Psalms 124, 125, 126
Deuteronomy 31:1-4 NRSV NIV
John 14:15-26 NRSV NIV

Morning Prayer

Psalm 116
Wisdom 5:1-16 NRSV or Isaiah 45:18-25 NRSV NIV
Luke 6:12-16 NRSV NIV

Evening Prayer

Psalm 119:1-16
1 Maccabees 2:42-66 NRSV or Jeremiah 3:11-18 NRSV NIV
Jude 1-4, 17-25 NRSV NIV

The Eucharist


Isaiah 28:14-16 NRSV NIV
Psalm 119:89-96
Ephesians 2:19-22 NRSV NIV
John 15:17-27 NRSV NIV


And now we give you thanks
because your Son Jesus Christ
after his resurrection
sent forth his apostles and evangelists
to preach the gospel to all nations
and to teach us the way of truth.


Almighty God,
who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
by the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [ASB]


Jesus said, "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.        John 14:23

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