Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Ps. Lord, Thou hast proved me, and known me: Thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up. Glory be to the Father.
O God, Who dost make us joyful with the merits and intercession of blessed Barnabas, Thine Apostle: mercifully grant that we, who ask Thy benefits through him, may obtain them by the gift of Thy grace. Through our Lord.
Acts 11:21-26; 13:2-3
In those days, a great number of believers at Antioch were converted to the Lord; and the tidings came to the ears of the Church that was at Jerusalem touching these things, and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch: Who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced: and he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in the Lord: for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. And a great multitude was added to the Lord. And Barnabas went to Tarsus, to seek Saul; whom, when he had found, he brought to Antioch. And they conversed there in the Church a whole year; and they taught a great multitude; so that at Antioch the disciples were first named Christians. Now there were in the Church which was at Antioch, prophets and doctors, among whom was Barnabas and Simon, who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manahen, who was the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. And as they were ministering to the Lord, and fasting, the Holy Ghost said to them: Separate me Saul and Barnabas for the work whereunto I have taken them. Then they fasting and praying, and imposing their hands upon them, sent them away.
Psalm 18:5, 2
Their sound went forth into all the earth; and their words to the ends of the world. The heavens show forth the glory of God; and the firmament declareth the work of His hands.
Alleluia, alleluia. I have chosen you out of the world, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit: and your fruit should remain. Alleluia.
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and simple as doves. But beware of men; for they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings, for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the gentiles. But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought of how, or what, to speak; for it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. The brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against the parents, and shall put them to death; and you shall be hated by all men for My name’s sake; but he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth: they shall remember Thy name, O Lord, throughout all generations.
Sanctify, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gifts offered to Thee, and by the intercession of blessed Barnabas, Thine Apostle, cleanse us through them from the stains of our sins. Through our Lord.
You who have followed Me shall sit on seats judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
We humbly beseech Thee, O almighty God, that, through the intercession of blessed Barnabas, Thine Apostle, Thou grant us, whom Thou dost refresh with Thy sacraments, to serve Thee worthily with behaviour pleasing in Thy sight. Through our Lord.