In the ninth episode of the Collect Call, we tackle the collect for Pentecost Sunday, wax poetic about the true meaning of Pentecost, and discuss the use of an unusual grammatical flourish by one Alexander Hume, a poet famous enough to have a Wikipedia page, but not famous enough for it to be anything other than a stub article. The Collect Call is a podcast that unpacks and reflects upon the meaning of the collect of the week â€“ that prayer at the start of the service that changes every week. Turns out thereâ€™s a lot in those little paragraphs! Hosts Brendan Oâ€™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.
The Pentecost video Brendan mentions
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This Weekâ€™s Prayer
(page 227 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
About the hosts:
Brendan Oâ€™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.
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.
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