The Collect Call: For the Second Sunday in Easter


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. In the second episode, we tackle the collect for the second Sunday of Easter, and a special guest tells us why “collect” is pronounced the way it is.

The Collect Call is a pilot project offered by the Acts 8 Moment through Easter Season. Will it last past Easter? You tell us! If you like this show, please share it, comment here or on Facebook, and leave us a review on iTunes.


This Week’s Prayers

(page 224 of the Book of Common Prayer, or


Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; 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.


Special guest Frank Smith is a member of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis, Indiana.


Things we referred to in the show:


Episcopal Prayers for Sharing – Tweetable prayers and more from Laura Catalano


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.

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