08 May 2011

I think Pr. Vieker first suggested

it to me, but it makes all the sense in the world.  Use the Collect for any of the 3-year series Easter 4 on Miscericordias Domini and use the collect for Miscericordia Domini on Jubilate.  Perpetual gladness and everlasting joys - it goes with NEXT week.  I'm not sure if there is a historical basis for this collect being dislocated, but it sure seems like it's a week off.  I remembered this, of course, as I am PRAYING the traditional Miscericordias collect last night.  I'm thinking that we'll just use it two weeks in a row.  Evangelical freedom and all that jazz.


Past Elder said...

Oh hell no. We must use our synodically approved book as is without inserting personal preferences! Es steht im Buch!

Rev. James Leistico said...

all I know is that the Collect for Easter 3A was an extremely awkward rewording of the TLH Collect for Miscericordia Domini. For second service I switched the phrases around.

Anonymous said...

The Latin phrase: "Concerning taste
there is no dispute" De gustibus
non disputatem est.

Terry Maher said...

Seems to me the Introit makes it clear there is gladness and joy associated with the earth being full of the mercy of God. It's drawn from Psalm 32 (Vulgate numbering), verses 5 and 6 for the text and 1 for the versicle. The Collect picks this up. No dislocation at all.

Jubilate is about gladness and joy in the context of having come through trials, so the Collect prays for those in error to come to truth and all in truth to avoid falling away.

jgernander said...

The past 2 years I've used the Veit Dietrich collect for Misericordias Dominia; it goes so well with the Good Shepherd. I pointed it for chanting too. Here it is:

Lord God, heavenly Father, out of Your fatherly goodness You have been mindful of us poor, miserable sinners, and have given Your beloved Son to be our Shepherd, not only to nourish us by His Word, but also to defend us from sin, death, and the devil: We beseech You, grant us Your Holy Spirit, that, even as this Shepherd knows us and helps us in every affliction, we also may know Him, and, trusting in Him, seek help and comfort in Him, from our hearts obey His voice, and obtain eternal salvation; through the same, Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. Amen.

If you don't use it as the collect, it's still a good prayer to use with the sermon.

Jerry Gernander