The feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles, the first of whom was also called the Cananean or “the Zelot”; the other, also called Thaddeus, the son of Jacob, asked the Lord during the Last Supper about his manifestation, and the Lord replied: “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word and my Father will love him and we will come to him and we will make our abode with him.”
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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