Collect for Trinity XVI

Trinity XVI O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, etc. The address is very simple:  ‘O Lord’.  The collect quickly moves to the petition.  The…

Collect for Trinity XIII

ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord, etc. ALMIGHTY…

Statues, History, Christians

T.S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’ are the greatest English poems of the 20th century.  In ‘Little Gidding’, one of the Quartets, Eliot meditates upon time, Christian resignation, and the contingencies of human history in the light of God’s eternity.  The particularities upon which Eliot concentrates, the ‘place, / And…people, not wholly commendable’, were ‘[u]nited in the…

Water in Scripture: Part 4 (NT)

WATER IN THE NEW TESTAMENT Our study of water to this point has presented introductory ideas concerning typological interpretation of Scripture, then has applied such interpretation to uncover the significance of water in Scripture in general and, more specifically in the main passages in the Old Testament that use water in typologically significant ways. All…