Notable Feast Days this Week:

June 5 - Holy Spirit Day, Whit Monday (Eastern)
June 5 - Boniface, Apostle to the Germans, 754
June 6 - Philip the Deacon, Acts 8:26
June 9 - Columba, Iona, 597
June 10 - Alexander and Antonia, Constantinople, 313 (Eastern)
June 10 - The Martyrs of China, 1900 (Eastern)

June 11 - Sunday of All Saints (Eastern)
June 11 - Barnabas, Apostle (Western)

Revised Common Lectionary

Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - White

-------------- Trinity Sunday -------------- June 11, 2017 (Year A)

Life in the Trinity: A Witness to New Creation

The glorious life of the Trinity created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1-2:4a). God's creation is spectacular and demonstrates that He has not abandoned His creation, but continues to sustain all life (Psalm 8). In the light of this gift, Christians are called to gratitude, peace, and love (2 Corinthians 13:11-13). We can find hope in Jesus' promise to never leave us as we baptize, teach, and live in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:16-20). 

Trinity Sunday (June 11)
In the west, the celebration of Trinity Sunday started in the 10th century and was officially established by Pope John XXII (1316-1334). This Sunday marks the entrance into the longest season of the Christian liturgical year. 

The doctrine of the Trinity is the bedrock of Christian belief and practice. It presents an understanding of reality that is unique in the context of other world religions. The undivided eternal relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is pure dynamic being from which all is created and renewed. The Christian life is lived in the context of the Trinitarian relationship. Self-giving love imitates the very nature of God's life. 


O blessed glorious Trinity,  
Bones to philosophy, but milk to faith,
   Which, as wise serpents, diversely  
Most slipperiness, yet most entanglings hath,  
      As you 
distinguish'd, undistinct,  
      By power, love, knowledge be,  
Give me 
a such self different instinct,
Of these let all me 
elemented be,  
Of power, to love, to know you unnumbered three.

-John Donne "IV. The Trinity"
from Divine Poems: A Litany

Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings

"Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? ... You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet ... Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"

Commentary on Psalm 8
Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon
John Paul II 

Genesis 1:1-2:4a
God creates the heavens and the earth

2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Paul says farewell, pursue love and peace

Matthew 28:16-20
The Great Commission: Baptize, teach, and live in the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Practicing Prayer
"Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to 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: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen." 
-The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (Click to View)
Daily Prayer (Click to View)
Audio Prayer Meditation - Pray As You Go
Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Holy, Holy, Holy | by Reginald Heber (1826), arranged by Bobby Krier and Citylife Church in Boston, MA | Leadsheet 

St. Patrick's Breastplate | Traditional hymn / Tune: St. Patrick | Leadsheet

Prayer to the Trinity | Ancient Prayer of St. Ioannikios (9th Century)Music by Tripp Prince | Leadsheet and Lyrics 

Psalm 8 (Glory on Display) | by Brian Moss | Leadsheet | Chords 

How Majestic | by Citizens and Saints | Leadsheet

Psalm 8 | by The Psalms Project | Leadsheet

Psalm 8 | By Sarah
Majorins (Cantor and Refrain) Leadsheet String Quartet Orchestration  

How Majestic |by Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Kari Jobe, and Matt Redman | Leadsheet

Resources for Trinitarian Worship from Cardiphonia (Articles, songs, and lead sheets)

Psalm 8 Anglican Chant | Music on pgs. 11-12 of Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 8 Metrical Options (Tunes: Ode to Joy, Come Thou Fount, Love Divine)

Hymn Suggestions for Trinity Sunday from 
Commentary on Matthew 28:16-20
"There are good reasons why the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, are expressly mentioned; for there is no other way in which the efficacy of baptism can be experienced than when we begin with the unmerited mercy of the Father, who reconciles us to himself by the only begotten Son; next, Christ comes forward with the sacrifice of his death; and at length, the Holy Spirit is likewise added, by whom he washes and regenerates us, (Titus 3:5,) and, in short, makes us partakers of his benefits. Thus we perceive that God cannot be truly known, unless our faith distinctly conceive of Three Persons in one essence; and that the fruit and efficacy of baptism proceed from God the Father adopting us through his Son, and, after having cleansed us from the pollutions of the flesh through the Spirit: creating us anew to righteousness."  -John Calvin
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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