Day: May 20, 2013

Landfill Harmonic

The Rev. Jan Naylor Cope, vicar of Washington National Cathedral, illustrated her Pentecost sermon with this video. We aren’t going to tell you what she said. But perhaps you can suggest the outlines of your own sermon based on this video and the readings for the feast.

Alcuin and the Collect for Purity

Among the ancient texts passed down to us from Alcuin is the Collect for Purity which our Book of Common Prayer places at the beginning of the Holy Eucharist. In earlier times, it was a prayer used by clergy for their preparation before worship. But it was a prayer too good to be kept in the sacristy, and became part of our common worship in Anglican tradition.