The commemoration of Saint Philip, who, being one of the seven deacons chosen by the Apostles, converted Samaria to the faith of Christ, baptized the Ethiopian eunach of queen Candace, and evangelized as many cities as he travelled through, until he came to Caesarea, where he is said to have rested.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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