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Collects And Readings

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Saint Matthias Year A

Collect One

O almighty God,
who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose
thy faithful servant Matthias
to be of the number of the twelve apostles;
Grant that thy Church,
being alway preserved from false apostles,
may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who in the place of the traitor Judas
chose your faithful servant Matthias
to be of the number of the Twelve:
Preserve your Church from false apostles
and, by the ministry of faithful pastors and teachers,
keep us steadfast in your truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - 1 Samuel 2: 27-35

The Psalm - Psalm 16, 147: 1-12

The Second Reading - Acts 2: 37-47

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the source of truth and love,
Keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.