The memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle, who, being a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and numbered among the first believers in Jerusalem, preached the gospel at Antioch and introduced the newly converted Paul of Tarsus into the number of the brothers and accompanied him on his first journey to evangelize Asia Minor; later, he was present at the Council of Jerusalem and, having returned to his fatherland, the island of Cyprus, he spread the Gospel.
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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