Resources for Trinity Sunday

These are Trinity Sunday resources gathered from a variety of sources and meant mainly for The Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, on the island of Crete in Greece, but others may find them helpful!

Η Αγία Τριάς

Η Αγία Τριάς (The Holy Trinity). A modern Greek copy after “Troitsa” 1411 or 1425–27 CE, by Andrei Rublev (Russian, c. 1365 – c. 1428). This is a photograph of the one that hangs in the Anglican Chapel of St Thomas, Kefalas. The original by Rublev is in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

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There are three ways you can use these resources.

First, you can join us for worship in person. We have resumed worship and will continue this coming Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 11:00 am EEST at the Tabernacle of the Church of St Thomas, Kefalas. It will be a Holy Communion according to Common Worship. People should come only if they are comfortable with being out and about as the pandemic restrictions are being lifted, and are in good health. Those of you were were there last week and are coming again, please remember to return with your hymn book, psalter, and service booklet!

Second, you can join us via ZOOM. We will livestream the service at the Tabernacle at 11:00 am EEST (9:00 am BST for you folk in England). The link is (as last week):
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85044839927?pwd=TkQ1cHEzNUNjSjVCNTNJVUJwSkZaQT09
Meeting ID: 850 4483 9927 Password: 010209 .
For those joining from a distance the Order of Service can be downloaded here: Easter Holy Communion 2020; The Order of Service will be shared on Zoom, as will the hymns.

Third, you can simply do it all yourself – read the lessons and pray the prayers below, as well as listen to the recorded sermon, and intersperse it all by clicking on the links to the hymns.

Read

The readings appointed in the Common Worship Lectionary of the Church of England – Year A are:

The Revised Common Lectionary (“RCL”), Year A is identical, except that it has Genesis 1:1-2:4a as the first reading. I am not sure why the Church of England has a divergent reading.

Reflect

Our Curate, the Reverend Julia Bradshaw, will be preaching this Sunday. In the meantime, here is the sermon preached by John Donne on Trinity Sunday, 1627.

Pray

Collect
Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(or)

Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Intercession H1

We come boldly to the throne of grace,
praying to the almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
for mercy and grace.
We plead before your throne in heaven.

Father of heaven, whose love profound
a ransom for our souls has found:
We pray for the world, created by your love,
for its nations and governments:

  • Στην Ελλάδα προσευχόμαστε Αικατερίνη Σακελλαροπούλου, Πρόεδρος, και Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης, Πρωθυπουργός (In Greece we pray for Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou, President, and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Prime Minister).
  • In the UK we remember our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and her government led by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
  • In Canada we also pray for Elizabeth, Queen of Canada, Her Excellency Julie Payette, the Governor General, and Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister.
  • In the European Union we pray for Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Charles Michel, President of the European Council; and Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy.
  • In the United States of America, for the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court, and the governments and judiciaries of its fifty states and many territories – for compassion, restraint, and justice. We pray that the great power of the United States will be used with care and an eye to lifting oppression.
  • For government leaders around the world as lockdowns are raised.
  • We pray for peace around the world, especially in Yemen, Syria, Afhanistan.
  • For those facing devastation from cyclones and hurricanes in India and the Gulf of Mexico.

Extend to them your peace, pardoning love, mercy and grace.
We plead before your throne in heaven.

Almighty Son, incarnate Word,
our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord:
We pray for the Church, created for your glory,
for its ministry to reflect those works of yours:

  • Remember Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury & Primate of All England, and Robert Innes & David Hamid, our Bishops here in the Diocese in Europe, and for Stephen Cottrell as he is enthroned as Archbishop of York.
  • We especially give thanks for John Sentamu in his ministry as Archbishop of York and Primate of England since 2005, and we pray for blessings upon him and his family as he moves into retirement.
  • In the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Prayer Cycle we remember the churches and peoples of Botswana and  Zimbabwe.
  • In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we give thanks for Pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico and its Presiding Bishop, The Most Revd Francisco Moreno, Bishop of Northern Mexico
  • In the Prayer Diary of the Diocese in Europe we give thanks for:

Extend to us your salvation, growth, mercy and grace.
We plead before your throne in heaven.

 

Eternal Spirit, by whose breath
the soul is raised from sin and death:
We pray for families and individuals, created in your image,
for the lonely, the bereaved, the sick and the dying:
We pray for all those stricken with the coronavirus,
and those mourning the dead of this pandemic.
We give thanks for the front line workers in health care;
keep them safe.
Breathe on them the breath of life
and bring them to your mercy and grace.
We plead before your throne in heaven.

Thrice holy! Father, Spirit, Son,
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One:
We pray for ourselves,
for your Church, for all whom we remember before you.
Bring us all to bow before your throne in heaven,
to receive life and pardon, mercy and grace for all eternity,
as we worship you, saying,
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Amen.

Sing

About Bruce Bryant-Scott

Canadian. Husband. Father. Christian. Recovering Settler. A priest of the Church of England, Diocese in Europe, on the island of Crete in Greece. More about me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-bryant-scott-4205501a/
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