Monthly Archives: July 2019

BCP 2019

Our Eucharist (communion) liturgy begins with a Collect (short prayer) for Purity.  Here it is in the traditional 1928 version:  Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the … Continue reading

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Watch & Pray

We made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them.1 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.3 Casting all your care upon him; for he … Continue reading

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New Book of Common Prayer

One of the glories of the Anglican tradition has been the use of a Book of Common Prayer.  Christians in the United States, England, Australia, India, and elsewhere could know that they were following (generally) the same liturgy and saying the … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Hymns

A popular English Hymn begins like this: O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home. Under the shadow of thy throne thy saints have dwelt … Continue reading

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What Does God Think About Sin?

What does God think about Sin? The answers may surprise you. God is utterly opposed to every sin, even small ones.  Not because God is a picky killjoy, but because God knows that sins separate us from him and from … Continue reading

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