Monday, June 20, 2011

The Holy Apostle Jude, the Brother of the Lord

Jude was a cousin of the Lord according to the flesh. Matthew refers to him as “Labbeus, known as Thaddeus.” He wrote the last of the Ecumenical Epistles, addressed to the Jews of the Dispora. This letter was written sometime after the catastrophic destruction of Jerusalem under Emperor Vespasian in the year 10.

O Apostle Jude, brother of the Lord and his witness, a preacher of Christ perfect in your wisdom, you came forth from a noble ancestry. You nourish the whole world with the wealth of your doctrine, teaching the Orthodox Faith of the Lord, for you are closely related to Christ, the Source of Grace.

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