St. Barnabas the Apostleadmin | 11 June 2012
The collect for today, the Feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):
O LORD God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Spirit: Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Artwork: Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Saint Barnabas, 1605-06. Civiche Raccolte d’Arte Antica, Castello Sforzesco, Milan.