Collects, Epistles and Gospels
for the Proper of Saints
of Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles
INTROIT. Intret in conspectu. Ps. 79. O LET the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before
thee, O Lord: reward thou our neighbours sevenfold into their
bosom: let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that is shed
be openly shewed upon the heathen. Ps. ibid. O God, the
heath are come into thine inheritance: thy holy temple have they
defiled, and made Jerusalem an heap of stones. V. Glory be.
WE beseech thee, Almighty God, to have respect unto thy people
who this day prevent the heavenly birthday of thy glorious Apostles
Simon and Jude: that as they continually stand before thy Majesty
as our intercessors; so we may the more worthily receive thy
The Epistle. 1 Corinthians 4:9b-14
9 We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and
10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ;
we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and
are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we
bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the
world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons
I warn you.
GRADUAL. Ps. 79. O let the vengeance of thy servants' blood that
is shed be openly shewed. V. The dead bodies of thy servants,
O Lord, have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air:
and the flesh of thy Saints unto the beasts of the land.
The Gospel. St John 15:1-7 1 AT that time: Jesus said unto his
disciples: I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and
every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring
forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit
of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except
ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me,
and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without
me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and
is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire,
and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask
what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
OFFERTORY. Ps. 149. Let the Saints be joyful with glory, let them
rejoice in their beds: let the praises of God be in their mouth.
SECRET. We humbly beseech thee, O Lord,
that although our consciences be burdened by reason of our sins:
the gifts wherewith we do prevent the festival of thy holy Apostles
Simon and Jude, may by their intercession be rendered acceptable
in thy sight. Through.
COMMUNION. Ps. 79. The dead bodies of thy servants, O Lord, have
they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air, and the flesh
of thy Saints unto the beasts of the land: according to the greatness
of thy power, preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
POSTCOMMUNION. O LORD, who hast suffered us
to receive this holy Sacrament: we humbly beseech thee; that,
at the intercession of thy blessed Apostles Simon and Jude, those
things which we have performed in a temporal mystery may be fulfilled
in us unto life everlasting. Through.