The Collect Call: For Proper 13

In our seventeenth episode, Holli and Brendan consider unintended meanings of the word “cleanse”, and what threats the church actually needs to be defended from.

Links of the Week:

The Collect Call on Stitcher Radio

The Rev. David Kendrick’s Soundcloud prayers

“Elongated Coin” collectors

 

The Collect Call is a podcast that unpacks and reflects upon the meaning of the collect of the week – that prayer at the start of the service that changes every week. Turns out there’s a lot in those little paragraphs! Hosts Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale and Holli Powell challenge themselves to learn about the history of the prayers, reflect on their spiritual meaning and application to daily life, and, inevitably, reduce them to tweets.

Or on Soundcloud:

 

You can now follow us on Soundcloud, you can send us an e-mail (listen to the show for the address), and you can reach us on our Twitter account – @thecollectcall.

If you like the show, please give us a shoutout on Facebook or Twitter, comment here, or leave us a review on iTunes.

This Week’s Prayer

(page 232 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

 

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.


About the hosts:

 

Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale is a member of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Holli Powell is a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, Kentucky.

 

Other Credits:

Theme Music: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, performed by Aaron DeVries, distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

Image: Grant C., distributed under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

 

Leave a Reply