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Collects And Readings

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Saint Andrew Year A

Collect One

Almighty God,
who didst give such grace unto thy holy apostle Saint Andrew,
that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ,
and followed him without delay;
Grant unto us all, that we being called by thy holy Word,
may forthwith give up ourselves obediently
to fulfil thy holy commandments;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who gave such grace to your apostle Saint Andrew
that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ
and brought his brother with him:
Call us by your holy Word
and give us grace to follow without delay,
and to tell the good news of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Ezekiel 47: 1-12 or Ecclus 14: 20-27

The Psalm - Psalms 47, 48

The Second Reading - John 12: 20-32

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Post Communion Prayer

Father,
may the gifts we have received at your table
keep us alert for your call
that we may always be ready to answer,
and, following the example of Saint Andrew,
always be ready to bear our witness
to our Saviour Jesus Christ.