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Blog Posts about the Collects Here at Anglican Pastor, we've got an ongoing 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 start with my introductory [...]

Collect Reflections: The Third Sunday of Epiphany

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The season of Epiphany is directed outward; it’s about the light that [...]

Collect Reflections: The Second Sunday of Epiphany

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Second Sunday of Epiphany Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus [...]

Collect Reflections: The First Sunday after the Epiphany; The Baptism of Our Lord

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Epiphany-what? Sadly, the time for saying "Merry Christmas" has come to an [...]

Collect Reflections: The First Sunday of Christmas

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Have you ever had a hard "Christmas landing"? I have. I think [...]

The Fourth Sunday in Advent; Annunciation, A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Stir up your power, [...]

The Third Sunday in Advent: A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Advent By now, if you’ve been following the collect reflections, you’ve [...]

The Second Sunday in Advent: A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent Blessed Lord, who caused [...]

The First Sunday in Advent: A Collect Reflection

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. Collect for the First Sunday in Advent Almighty God, give us [...]

Week of the Sunday from Nov 20 to Nov 26; Christ the King; Proper 29, A Collect Reflection

Christ the King Sunday The last Sunday after Pentecost, before the start of a new church year at Advent, is known as "Christ the King Sunday." Here is the collect: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of [...]

Week of the Sunday from Nov 6 to Nov 12; Proper 27, A Collect Reflection

Why did God become human? Many theologians have asked this question throughout the centuries. Perhaps most famously, St. Anselm (Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 until 1109, by the way) wrote an entire work on the topic: Cur Deus Homo? ("Why was God a Man?"). Now, according to Anselm, God became a human in order to pay humanity's debt (of withheld honor) to [...]

Week of the Sunday from Oct 30 to Nov 5; Proper 26, A Collect Reflection

It’s November now, and as leaves fall from the trees, so the days begin to pass by more quickly and we enter a season of busyness. It is a sad truth that what ought to be a season of rising anticipation often becomes for us a season of dread. We worry about travel, we worry about our schedules, we worry [...]

Announcing Collect Reflections: Reflecting on the Collects of the Christian Year

If you've done the Daily Office more than once or twice, you've probably noticed that certain prayers get repeated for a week, and then change. These prayers are called "the Collects (usually pronounced CO-llects, with the accent on the first syllable) of the Christian Year." What is a "COllect," Anyways? Back in 2015, our founding editor at Anglican Pastor, Greg [...]

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