It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For with your Only Begotten Son and the Holy Spirit
you are one God, one Lord:
not in the unity of a single person,
but in a Trinity of one substance.
For what you have revealed to us of your glory
we believe equally of your Son
and of the Holy Spirit,
so that, in the confessing of the true and eternal Godhead,
you might be adored in what is proper to each Person,
their unity in substance,
and their equality in majesty.
For this is praised by Angels and Archangels,
Cherubim, too, and Seraphim,
who never cease to cry out each day,
as with one voice they acclaim:
Preface for Trinity Sunday
Contemplation of the mystery of God – the love, power and richness of God – reminds us of the dimensions of adoration, glorification and praise that are to the fore in our worship. To adore, glorify and praise are modes of performance of prayer that take us out and beyond ourselves: they have something of the ecstatic about them.
- Sometimes our worship can feel more mechanical than ecstatic. Why might that be?
- How might we help each other better to mean and live what we say and sing in our prayer
Throne of Grace. Musee du Petit Palais, Avignon. Photograph (c) 2015, Allen Morris.