14 June 2012

Anglican Use Collect, Revised

I offer this revised collect for consideration

O HOLY Ghost the Lord, who on Pentecost gavest the Church the gift of tongues that Christ might be known, loved and served by peoples of divers nations and customs: watch over the Anglican heritage within thy Church, we pray thee, that, led by thy guidance and strengthened by thy grace, this Anglican Patrimony may find such favour in thy sight that its people may increase both in holiness and number, and so show forth thy glory; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Son, one God world without end. Amen.

This splendid collect has been revised by me to include the phrase "Anglican patrimony" and thereby reference Pope Benedict XVI's great gift to the Church of Anglicanorum coetibus.