TIME AFTER PENTECOST
SAINT JAMES OF JERUSALEM
In the lists in Matthew 13:55 and Mark 6:3 James is named first of the four brothers of Jesus, who formed a distinct class, separate from the Apostles. Whether they were literally brothers or were kinsmen or cousins is a much-debated point throughout Christian history. James received a special revelation of the risen Christ (1 Corinthians 15:7), and this may have been the moment of his conversion. He was the leader of the Christian community in Jerusalem and its first bishop. His special vocation was to the Jews. An ancient writer, Hegesippus, says that James, called “the just,” was martyred by being hurled from a pinnacle of the temple and cudgeled to death, about the year 62.
In the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
In the morning: Psalm 22
In the evening: Psalm 38
Read hymn “Rise, Ye children of salvation”
One or more of the following lessons:
In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus
In the evening: Magnificat
Prayer of the Day
Heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Grant, O God, that following the example of your servant James the Just, brother of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Pray for all people in society and community
For families and children
For those who live alone
For those we love
For catechumens and learners
For the whole human family
For the Church in Jerusalem
For the peace of Jerusalem and the Holy Land
For bishops and others in authority in the Church
For a just and righteous life
The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.