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Collects And Readings

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Saint Philip and Saint James Year A

Collect One

O almighty God,
whom truly to know is everlasting life;
Grant us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ
to be the way, the truth, and the life;
that, following in the steps of thy holy apostles,
Saint Philip and Saint James,
we may steadfastly walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life;
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whom truly to know is eternal life:
Teach us to know your Son Jesus Christ
as the way, the truth, and the life;
that we may follow the steps of your holy apostles
Philip and James,
and walk steadfastly in the way that leads to your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Isaiah 30: 15-21

The Psalm - Psalm 119: 1-8

The Second Reading - Ephesians 1: 3-10

The Gospel Reading - John 14: 1-14

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God,
in Jesus Christ we find the way to you.
May we, who have met him in this banquet,
be kept in your unending love,
and see you at work in your world,
through your Son, who is Lord for ever and ever.