June 11: Saint Barnabas, Apostle


image of artwork listed in title parameter on this page O God, who decreed that Saint Barnabas,
a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit,
should be set apart to convert the nations,
grant that the Gospel of Christ,
which he strenuously preached,
may be faithfully proclaimed
by word and by deed.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

(Collect for June 11th, Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle)

Image: Paulus en Barnabas te Lystra by Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem  (1622–1683), Musée de Saint-Étienne