Prayer for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles

For today’s (June 30) Feast of the Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Twelve Apostles,  the following prayer  is listed in the New Skete Monastery  service book, SIGHS OF THE SPIRIT:

Almighty, everlasting Lord and God,

From whom we receive the gift of life:

On this beautiful morning, we give thanks to you,

Once again, for calling us to the holy, catholic, and apostolic faith

Through the ministry of the twelve apostles.

As we reflect on the power and meaning of their lives,

Let us clearly understand that we are also called to nothing less than martyrdom

If we are to be faithful to your Son and to each other.

By the prayers of his chosen friends,

Enable us to face up to the challenges of the Gospel

As they confront us daily,

That we may share in their glory in the life to come.

For you are indeed our God, and we give you glory

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: now and forever, and unto ages of ages.  Amen.


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