God’s Kiss is Fire
We began church this morning in our opening hymn with three simple words: Holy, holy, holy.
We sang “Holy” three times for two reasons.
First, because the holiness of God is so great that we need to say it three times to express it.
And second, because we are calling on the three persons of the Trinity to be in our midst: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Today is Trinity Sunday, the day we reflect on the multiplication of holiness that is our Triune God.
Holy, holy, holy. These are the words that begin the Sanctus, a Latin word which means Holy and is the name of the part of the service that comes right at the beginning of the Holy Eucharist.
First comes the Sursum Corda, the Latin words for “Lift up your heart.”
Each week as your priests, Father Davies and I call on you to lift up your hearts in praise to God, and you tell us that it is a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere.
Our celebration of Holy Eucharist begins with a dialogue about the goodness of God.
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