(15 June 2014, 31 May 2015)
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who has given unto us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your Divine Majesty to worship the Unity; We beseech you, that you would keep us steadfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who lives and reigns, one God, world without end.
Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 8; Revelation 4:1-11; John 3:1-15
Trinity Sunday is like the hinge of the Church Year, summarizing all that has been taught about God thus far, as a setup for the second half of the year. The glorious majesty of God, described in the first three scriptures, are a powerful reminder of how much bigger God is than we can either understand or imagine. But, with Nicodemus in the Gospel reading, we can stand to learn a few key details. Nicodemus knew about God as a Father, but Jesus was telling him that to really get God he needed to see and believe in God the Son, which in turn required a new birth by God the Spirit. This three-in-one nature of God, called the Trinity, is the fundamental basis of the Christian faith and worship, as the Collect puts it.