Feast of St. Bartholomew

Introit • Ps. 138, 17

To me Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Ps. 138, 1, 2. Lord, Thou hast proved me, and known me: Thou hast know my sitting down and my rising up. Glory be …

Collect (Prayer)

Almighty, eternal God, Who hast bestowed on us the august and holy joy of this day by the festival of Thy blessed apostle Bartholomew, grant unto Thy Church, we beseech Thee, both to love what he believed and to preach what he taught. Through our Lord.

Epistle • 1 Cor. 12, 27-31

Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians.
BRETHREN, you are the body of Christ, and members of member. And God indeed hath set some in the church; first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors; after that miracles; then the graces of healing, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all doctors? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the grace of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But be zealous for the better gifts.

Gradual • Ps. 44, 17, 18

Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth: they shall be mindful of Thy name, O Lord. Instead of Thy fathers sons are born to Thee: therefore shall people praise Thee.

Alleluia, alleluia. Thee, the glorious choir of the apostles doth praise, O Lord. Alleluia. 


Gospel • Luke 6, 12-19

Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke. 

At that time, Jesus went out into a mountain to pray, and he passed the whole night in the prayer of God. And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples; and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named apostles). Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon who is called Zelotes, 
And Jude, the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor. And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon, Who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits, were cured. And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went out from him, and healed all.

Offertory • Ps. 138, 17

To me Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honorable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened.


Commemorating the feast of Thy blessed apostle Bartholomew, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may obtain Thy blessings by his aid for whom we immolate sacrifices of praise to Thee. Through our Lord.

Communion • Matt. 19, 28

You, who have followed Me, shall sit on seats, judging he twelve tribes of Israel, saith the Lord.


May the pledge of everlasting redemption, which we he received, O Lord, be unto us, we beseech Thee, by the intercession of blessed Bartholomew Thine apostle, an aid alike for the present and the future life. Through our Lord.

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