Tuesday, June 28, 2005

the collect of proper 8


A reminder that the Christian faith is not our own, but that we are at best its custodians, and that we should pray to be made worthy of that role. Also a reminder that schism is not worse than heresy, but that they are inseparable, and that unity and orthodoxy together are tied to our sanctification:

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

2 comments:

J-Tron said...

Ah, the marks of a true Anglo-Catholic. Willing to capitalize "Church" but not "god."

father wb said...

Hmmm... blasted cutting and pasting. Fixed now.