The Angelus

The Burial of the Dead, Yolanda Goldbyng Travieso, 1931-2019

Our Prayer Book still uses a traditional word for our opening prayer of a Eucharist or other service of worship: collect. The Sunday collects, or prayers, are prayed through the week except on a feast day or at a special service like today. The collect for this Burial Mass addresses God as “one whose mercies cannot be numbered.”[1] It’s one of many words in our service that proclaim our confidence, our faith, and our love.
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