Feast of St. Columcille (St. Columba) 9th June

COLLECT:  O Almighty God, Who didst call Thy servant Columba from among the princes of Ireland to be a herald and evangelist of Thy kingdom; grant that Thy Church, having his faith and courage in remembrance, may so proclaim the splendour of thy grace, that people everywhere will come to know Thy Son as their Saviour, and serve Him as their King; Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ages unending. Amen.

LESSON:  Ecclesiasticus 45:1-6

GRADUAL:  (Ps. 20) Thou hast presented him with blessings of sweetness; Thou hast set upon his head a crown of precious stones. He asked life of Thee, and Thou hast given him length of days forever and ever. The just man shall flourish like a palm tree; he shall grow up like the cedar of Lebanon in the House of the Lord. (Alleluia)

GOSPEL:  St. Matthew 19:27-29

SECRET:  May Blessed Columba, Thy holy Abbot, intercede for us, O Lord, that the offerings we have laid upon Thine altar mayest avail us unto eternal salvation.  We ask this...

POST-COMMUNION: May the receiving of this Sacrament, and the intercession of Blessed Columba, Thy holy Abbot, protect us, O Lord, that we, mindful of his way of life, mayest obtain the assistance of his prayers before Thy presence. We ask this…

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