Anglican collect for this week
Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward 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 your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal.
First part of the Collect for the 4th Sunday after Trinity (Common Worship version)
Thought provoking article looking at emotions in worship……
This is a fascinating discussion of the re-ordering of a cathedral’s space for corporate worship
“A liturgy detached from spiritual worship would risk becoming empty, devoid of Christian originality, sacred in a generic sense, quasi magical, and a hollow aestheticism. As an action of Christ, liturgy has an inner impulse to be transformed in the sentiments of Christ, and in this dynamism all reality is transfigured. “Our daily life — in our body, in small things — must be profusely inspired, immersed in the divine reality, it must become action together with God.” Pope Francis
http://www.ouseleytrust.org.uk/about.html The Ouseley Trust administer the funds that arose from the closure and sale of St Michael’s College, Tenbury Wells, the choir school founded by Sir Frederick Ouseley.
Church Service Society – fostering an interest in Christian liturgy http://www.churchservicesociety.org/
Worship Resources – Anglican Readers http://www.readers.cofe.anglican.org/resources.php?t7