The Collect Call: Seven Jeans and True Religion (Proper 17)

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It was basically inevitable that this week’s prayer would lead Holli to imitate Fergie. You’re welcome.

This week’s prayer: Proper 17 (BCP p. 233)

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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The Collect Call: They Say It’s Your Birthday (Proper 16)

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The final episode of the show to be released while Brendan is in his 30s. We bewail the lack of Christian unity, again, and debate the merits of the BCP’s birthday prayers.

This week’s prayers:

Proper 16 (BCP page 232)

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Birthday Prayer 50 (BCP page 830)

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servant N. as he begins another year. Grant that he may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen his trust in your goodness all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Birthday Prayer 51 (BCP page 830)

Watch over thy child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he fall; and in his heart may thy peace which passeth understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Collect Call: For Transfiguration (Encore Edition)

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One of our cohosts is under the weather this week, so we’re publishing an encore edition of our eighteenth episode, featuring special guest The Rev. Megan Castellan – the first clergy person to appear on The Collect Call. Megan, Holli, and Brendan grapple with the strange vision of a sparkly Jesus, Jacob’s Ladder, and what it could all mean.

This Week’s Prayer

(page 243 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Links of the Week:

The Rev. Whitney Rice, on Twitter and her blog

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The Collect Call: Angelic Custodians with Machine Guns

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Holli and Brendan discuss the proper 13 collect and what it means for the church to be cleansed and defended.

This week’s collect:

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, page 232)

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The Collect Call: Jesus Said, “Love the Trolls”

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What Bible verse was it where Jesus said to “Love the trolls?” Plus, reflections on the collect for proper 12, allegedly one of the most frequently memorized prayers (call us skeptical). Also: buy a lying down desk for Holli!

This week’s collect:

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, page 231)

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The Collect Call: For Peace (with the DioWeMo Youth)

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As the youth of the Diocese of West Missouri made their way east for a pilgrimage, they stopped for the night at the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, and we recorded a show.

This week’s collect:

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, page 815)

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The Collect Call: For Proper 9

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This coming Sunday is July 3…but avoid the temptation to use the Independence Day propers!

This week’s collect:

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, page 230)

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The Collect Call: For Proper 8

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Brendan geeks out over this collect, and Holli is like, meh. Also, an irreverent solution to how confusing it is to tell Elijah and Elisha apart.

This week’s collect:

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, page 230)

Featured Link: Confessions of a Lapsed Contemporanian, by the Rt. Rev. Dan Edwards

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The Collect Call: For Proper 8

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Does God really help and govern those set on the foundation of God’s loving-kindness? Plus, demons, pigs, and why people need to stop saying “you don’t have to check your brain at the door” of the Episcopal Church.

This week’s collect:

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, page 230)

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The Collect Call: For the Feast of St. Barnabas

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St. Barnabas the Apostle was the wind beneath Paul’s wings…so we don’t really give him the attention he deserves. This week, we do what we can to rectify that.This week’s prayer:

Grant, O God, that we may follow the example of your faithful servant Barnabas, who, seeking not his own renown but the well-being of your Church, gave generously of his life and substance for the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, page 241)

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