Monday, July 23, 2007

The Collect - Trinity VII

a little late. This is yesterday's collect

The Latin Collect
Deus virtutum, cujus est totum quod est optimum: insere pectoribus nostris amorem tui nominis, et praesta in nobis religionis augmentum; ut quae sunt bona, nutrias, ac pietatis studiom quae synt nutrita, custodias.

The Collect (1549)
LORDE of all power and might, whiche art the author and gever of all good thynges; graffe in our hartes the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, norishe us with all goodnes, and of thy great mercy kepe us in the same; Through Jesus Christe our Lorde.

The Collect (1662)
LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Cranmer here translated the collect for this Sunday from the Sarum Missal (which appears in the Tridentine Missal for the Sixth after Pentecost). The Sarum Missal, in turn, received this prayer from the Gelasian Sacramentary of about AD 750.

In today’s Gospel we remember the feeding of the hungry bodies of four thousand listeners. In this collect we are reminded that God is indeed the giver of all good things, but we are further reminded (in the words we ourselves pray) that these good things are not primarily things at all, but the love of God, the truth of the Christian faith and practice, and the living out of goodness, none of which can endure without His mercy. Without these things we cannot endure. Without these things we cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. God grant them to us all.

--------------------ed pacht

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

God is the Giver of all good and perfect gifts and with Him there is no shadow of turning, as James explains. May we be filled with the bright shining Good which is steadfast in love.