The Collect Call: For the Sixth Sunday of Easter

In the sixth episode of the Collect Call, recorded live at Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary, we tackle the collect for the sixth Sunday of Easter, where we deal with circular logic and wonder what it’s like to be in seminary. 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.

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This Week’s Prayer

(page 225 of the Book of Common Prayer, or


O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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.

Holli And Brendan

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.

One thought on “The Collect Call: For the Sixth Sunday of Easter”

  1. Hey! There you are again! Thank you both for your attention to exploring the collects and making them accessible for your listeners!
    I liked both twitter challenge options – Brendan, yours is more easily remembered but Holli, I think I got to go with the Alleluia-portunity
    Off to let the twitterverse know — Happy Easter!

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