Saints Simon and Jude
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.
God, Who hast granted us to come to the knowledge of Thy name through Thy blessed Apostles Simon and Jude, grant us to celebrate their everlasting glory by advancing in knowledge and to improve by this celebration. Through our Lord.
To each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s bestowal. Thus it says: Ascending on high, He led away captives; He gave gifts to men. Now this: He ascended, what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He Who descended, He it is Who ascended also above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. And He Himself gave some men as apostles, and some as prophets, others again as evangelists, and others as pastors and teachers, in order to perfect the saints for a work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the deep knowledge of the Son of God, to perfect manhood, to the mature measure of the fullness of Christ.
Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth: they shall remember Thy name, O Lord. V. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: therefore shall people praise thee.
Alleluia, alleluia. To me Thy friends, O God, аге made exceedingly honorable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Alleluia.
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hate you, know ye that it hath hated Me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember My word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you: If they have kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they know not Him that sent Me. If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth Me, hateth My Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father. But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated Me without cause.
Their sound went forth into all the earth; and their words to the ends of the world.
Venerating the everlasting glory of Thy holy Apostles, Simon and Jude, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that, being purified by these sacred mysteries, it may the more worthily be celebrated by us. Through our Lord.
You that have followed me shall sit upon seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Having received Thy sacraments, we beseech and supplicate Thee, O Lord, that, by the intercession of Thy blessed Apostles Simon and Jude, the things which we do for the veneration of their glory may profit us unto our healing. Through our Lord.