A Birthday Wish/Collect for the Anglican Church

Matthias with the axe they used to lop his head
Matthias with the axe they used to lop his head

Today I turn 40. Which is sort of strange.

But other people have bigger problems. 24 February is also St Matthias’ Day – the dude they picked by lot to replace Judas. Here is the Anglican collect for Matthias and a fine one it is. So let’s make it our prayer for the Anglican Church; I want no other gift than this:

O ALMIGHTY God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles: Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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  1. Nigel Poore

    Absolutely !!
    By the way, many happy returns! Feels stranger when you’re 60.

  2. Andrew Reid

    I hit the 40 milestone in July as well as the 15 year anniversary. We’ll have 3 weeks away from the fun of living in the Middle East to visit UK and France, which should be great.

  3. Kath

    Happy birthday!

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