“Trinity” by Andrei Rublev

“O All-Holy Spirit; The Father is Light”

Trinity Sunday

Watchword for the week — Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:3

Sunday, May 30 — Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

You, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. Psalm 92:4

Our heavenly Father, source of love,

to you our hearts we raise.

Your all-sustaining power we prove

and gladly sing your praise. (p38)

With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33

Church, go forth o’er the earth;

Christ, your head, has hallowed you,

a chosen bride forever,

adorned now for our Savior;

be strong and be not cheerless,

and may your saints be fearless;

in all places, with all races,

may that story of his glory

be the hope of all the world. (631)

Daily, Lord, we are amazed at your works. Grant us the courage to go out and spread the good news of your son’s resurrection to the world. Let us sing your praises to all peoples. Amen.

(Courtesy: Moravian Daily Texts 2021)

Scripture Read & Listen

Listen here: Psalm 29 read by Tinasha LaRaye in the NKJV

Psalm 29

Praise to God in His Holiness and Majesty

A Psalm of David.

Give[a] unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
[b]Give unto the Lord the glory [c]due to His name;
Worship the Lord in the [d]beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,
Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes them also skip like a calf,
Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord [e]divides the flames of fire.

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth,
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood,
And the Lord sits as King forever.
11 The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.

Art Study for the Week

Trinityby Andrei Rublev (1411 or 1425–27). Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Public domain images.

Three angelic figures are seated at table with a cup containing the head of a calf. The haloed figures are depicted under a tree with a large house in the distance believed to be the home of Abraham and Sarah at Mamre near Mount Moriah. The angles represent the Three Persons in One God, or The Holy Trinity, as they form one complete circle with the lines of their bodies. The middle angel, and the one on the left, bless the cup with a hand gesture, as all three gaze in deep contemplation. The icon highlights the sameness of the three figures by using a single identical image, repeated three times, yet robed differently, to suggest three different qualities of the Spirits of God—the Three Aspects of God.

Hymns & Praises

Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!
(Original Lyrics) Author: Reginald Heber (1826)

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinfulness thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed trinity!

Closing Prayer

Christ, my God and King, all the angels sing: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!” Set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul, and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of life and every good and perfect gift from above. Amen.