For Anglicans, the collect was once a much-loved, well-polished prayer that Anglicans and others knew by heart. New Zealand’s collects have degenerated into a vast collection that blurs into non-memorable mediocrity and confusion.
Anglican Church of Or
The Church Year is a mess – for the majority of Christians ultimately a nourishing feast of scripture and tradition. But, by the time this filters down to the way it is used by NZ Anglicanism, the Anglican Church of Or has reworked it to a confused chaos that, in some communities, is worse than the BCP system that it replaces.
The idea that the Prayer Book is not a “book” but a “collection” of various optional rites which will be primarily online, and function as a sort of “buffet” to use seems to be a seismic change in understanding of the BCP tradition.