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St. Barnabas the Apostle

The collect for today, the Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, from The Book of Common Prayer [1](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.

The Lesson: Acts 11:22-26 [2]
The Gospel: St. John 15:12-16 [3]

Adriaen van Stalbemt, Paul and Barnabas at Lystra [4]Artwork: Adriaen van Stalbemt, Paul and Barnabas at Lystra, early 17th century. Oil on copper, St├Ądelsches Kunstinstitut [5], Frankfurt.

(This commemoration has been transferred from 11 June.)