July 25th FEAST of ST. JAMES Apostle
THE COLLECT: Protect Thy people and make them holy, O Lord, so that, guarded by the help of Thine Apostle James, they may be pleasing to Thee by their conduct, and serve Thee with peace of mind. We ask this in the Name of Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, with Thee and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth, God, for ages unending. Amen.
THE EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 4: 9-15
THE GRADUAL: (Ps. 44) Thou shalt make them princes throughout the land; they shall remember Thy Name, O Lord. The place of thy fathers, thy sons shall inherit; there-fore, shall all the nations praise Thee. Alleluia, alleluia. I have chosen thee out of the world, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that thy fruit shouldst remain. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL: Matthew 20:20-23
THE SECRET: May the holy martyrdom of Blessed James, Thine Apostle, make acceptable the offerings of Thy people O Lord; and because our own merits are insufficient, may his prayer and intercession make them pleasing unto Thee. We ask this…
POST-COMMUNION: Help us O Lord, we beseech Thee, by the intercession of Blessed James, Thine Apostle and Martyr, for whose festival we have joyfully received Thy holy Sacrament. We ask this…