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Sunday, October 28, 2018

SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE

We don’t know very much about Saints Simon and Jude the Apostles.

This Saint Simon is not Peter but “Simon the Canaanite” or “Simon the Zealot.” That means this apostle was, before he followed Jesus, probably a Jewish nationalist revolutionary against the authority of Rome.

Jude, who also was called Lebbaeus and surnamed Thaddeus, is mentioned in Saint John’s Gospel as a brother of Saint James the Greater (brother also of John and son of Zebedee), and therefore is also a family member of Christ himself. The New Testament Epistle of Jude is traditionally ascribed to this Jude. For many centuries, Saint Jude Thaddeus has been regarded in popular devotion as the “patron saint of desperate or lost causes,” but the basis of this tradition is obscure.

Saints Simon and Jude are linked together as apostles to Persia (Iran) and martyrs there. The churches they founded, in spite of centuries of persecution, still exist.

Collect:

O God, we thank thee for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Bp Andrew St John.
9:00 am, Parish House
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
This class studies the book of Exodus utilizing the traditional "four senses" of Scripture: the literal, typological, moral, and mystical.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Turner.
11:00 am, Parish House
11:00 am, Parish House
There will be no Sunday School today due to midterm break.
12:00 pm
The 18-30s Ministry will take a trip to the Cloisters, a satellite of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Daniels.
5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Assistant Organist from 1999-2002.