Today is the feast of St James, brother of the Lord, and first bishop in Jerusalem.
IF any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
O BENEFICENT King eternal, and Creator of the universe, receive Thy Church, coming unto Thee through Thy Christ:
fulfil to each what is profitable; lead all to perfection, and make us perfectly worthy of the grace of Thy sanctification, gathering us together within Thy holy Church, which Thou hast purchased by the precious blood of Thy only-begotten Son, and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
with whom Thou art blessed and glorified, together with Thy all-holy, and good, and quickening Spirit, now and ever, and to all eternity. Amen.
THOU who art the only-begotten Son and Word of God, immortal; who didst submit for our salvation to become flesh of the holy God-mother, and ever-virgin Mary;
who didst immutably become man and wast crucified, O Christ our God, and didst by Thy death tread death underfoot;
who art one of the Holy Trinity glorified together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, save us.
LET all mortal flesh be silent, and stand with fear and trembling, and meditate nothing earthly within itself:—
For the King of kings and Lord of lords, Christ our God, comes forward to be sacrificed, and to be given for food to the faithful;
and the bands of angels go before Him with every power and dominion, the many-eyed cherubim, and the six-winged seraphim, covering their faces, and crying aloud the hymn,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Liturgy of St James. Source.
HE whom thou didst bear in the flesh, O Virgin Mother, this same did James proclaim as God of all, O Pure Lady, shining forth from the Father.
At Matins on the Feast of St James, October 23. Source.