Tomorrow we have one of those occasional liturgical clashes: St Barnabas or the Sacred Heart? Good Anglican, ordained deacon on June 11th 1993 goes with godly Barney. Anglo-Catholic Spike 1st class goes for the old Sacre Coeur. Here is something for everyone.
Bountiful God, giver of all gifts,
who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas
and gave him grace to encourage others:
help us, by his example,
to be generous in our judgements
and unselfish in our service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. AMEN.
and of course:
Happy festival - whatever it is!