Daily Office Booklet 2024: May–August

Posted on April 26, 2024
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Good news! We’ve completed the latest edition of the Daily Office Booklet. This volume will take you from May through August 2024. Click the links below to download! TAKE NOTE! For the booklet form, you must print double-sided and along on the short edge.

The History of the Lent Collects

Posted on February 20, 2024
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The theme of the Lent collects is human sinfulness and our need for God. We “acknowledge our wretchedness.” We are “tempted,” and our resistance is “weak.” We have “no power in ourselves to help ourselves.” We have “disordered affections” and “unruly wills.” And so, what we need above all is “new and contrite hearts,” for…

The Collect For Purity: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on February 5, 2024
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The Collect for Purity is one of the gems of Anglican liturgy. It is a prayer both appealing at first glance and also one that invites a depth of reflection: on preparing the heart for worship, on the Trinity, and on the Catholic and Reformed aspects of Anglicanism. It is good we have so much…

Daily Office Booklet 2024, Volume 1: January–April

Posted on December 29, 2023
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Good news! We’ve completed the latest edition of the Daily Office Booklet. This volume will take you from January through April 2024. Click the links below to download! TAKE NOTE! For the booklet form, you must print double-sided and along on the short edge.

The History of the Advent Collects

Posted on December 22, 2023
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The four Advent collects offer both a concise introduction to the season of Advent and a rich overview of the grace God offers to sinners. These collects thereby present, in microcosm, the Anglican Way as a Catholic and Reformed religion. As expressed in these collects, Anglicans hold to the great themes of the historic Christian…

Psalms and Prayers for Times of War

Posted on October 11, 2023
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How can we pray in times of war? Sadly, this question is always relevant because, on this side of eternity, war is always with us. Jesus himself reminds us that, before his second coming, there will be “wars and rumors of wars” and that “nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matt. 25:6-7),…

The History of the Easter Week Collects

Posted on April 23, 2022
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Easter is a long season of feasting, lasting a full 50 days. And the celebration is especially pronounced in the first week after Easter, often called Easter Week or Bright Week. For more on the season of Easter, check out our Rookie Anglican Guide to Eastertide. In this post we outline the history of the…

The History of the Holy Week Collects

Posted on April 10, 2022
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In this post we outline the history of the Holy Week Collects, which are found on pages 607-609 of the Book of Common Prayer 2019. In researching this topic, we drew especially from commentaries by Massey Hamilton Shepherd, Jr., Marion J. Hatchett, and C. Frederick Barbee and Paul F. M. Zahl. What is a collect? A collect is…

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…

Collect Reflections: The Third Sunday of Epiphany

Posted on January 20, 2018
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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;…