Easter Sunday: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 21, 2019
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There are actually two Collects for Easter Sunday First, Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through…

Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 20, 2019
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Holy Saturday O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen….

Good Friday: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 19, 2019
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Good Friday Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen….

Maundy Thursday: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 18, 2019
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Maundy Thursday Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who lives and reigns with you…

Holy Week: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on April 4, 2019
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Starting on Palm Sunday, we embark on what’s known as “Holy Week.” As I put it in my overview of the Church calendar and the Christian liturgical year, The last week of Lent, Holy Week, remembers the last week of Christ’s earthly life, beginning with Palm Sunday’s commemoration of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt…

Week of the Sunday from July 24 to July 30: A Collect Reflection

Posted on July 28, 2018
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Week of the Sunday from July 24 to July 30 Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and…

Week of the Sunday from July 17 to July 23: A Collect Reflection

Posted on July 22, 2018
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Sorry for the late Collect Reflection this week! My daughter, Eva Joy Steele, was born on Friday after quite a lengthy labor and delivery process. Here’s what I was able to put together! Week of the Sunday from July 17 to July 23 O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and…

Want to Learn More about Anglican Collects? Check out These Resources

Posted on July 16, 2018
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Blog Posts about the Collects Here at Anglican Compass, we’ve got a series of reflections on the weekly Collects of the Christian Year. It’s called “Collect Reflections,” and you can read those posts here. If you’d like to dive even deeper into the rich content and history of the Anglican Collects, then I suggest you…