The Collect Call: For the Third Sunday After Epiphany

After griping about how almost no one on Survivor ever knows how to build a fire…oh, no! “Salvation! Back up for grabs!” Holli and Brendan challenge themselves to deploy some unfamiliar language in describing their relationship with God.

The Collect Call 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.

On Soundcloud:
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And now–the word cloud! Here’s the one for all the words in the contemporary collects.

WordCloud All Words in Contemporary Collects

And here’s the cloud with the petitions and attributions stripped out.

WordCloud Petitions (Better)

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This Week’s Prayer

(page 215 of the Book of Common Prayer, or bcponline.org):

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; 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.

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