A time to collect and reflect on our thoughts

Holiday messages from Wrangell's religious community


December 21, 2022

Each Sunday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church we say, as part of our service, a “collect” for the day. Collect, with the accent on the first syllable, is a prayer to collect a particular thought for the day, one that often echoes the scripture readings of that day. The collect we’ll say for Christmas goes this way:

“O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory eve...

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