Tuesday, 11 June 2013
He is said to have been martyred in Syria where Jews, annoyed by his success, dragged him out of the synagogue and, after various tortures, stoned him to death.
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 our Lord.