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 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.
Or on Soundcloud:
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This Weekâ€™s Prayer
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 Oâ€™Sullivan-Hale is a member of theÂ Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Holli Powell is a member of theÂ Church of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, Kentucky.