Reflection on the perfection of the Trinity

This morning as I read from the Book of Common Prayer I meditated upon the Trinity and the Unity in Trinity which is to be worshiped. As the prayer book says, “The Father is incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible : and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.” The three Persons of the Godhead are also described as uncreated and eternal. Yet, “there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated : but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.” As the faith of our fathers says to us, “the Catholick Faith is this : That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity” and “except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.”

This is truly a great Mystery to mankind which demands our contemplation. There can be no greater Mystery, in fact, than this perfection.

Listen to “The Mystery of Trinity – The Beauty of God” by Bishop John Guernsey, from Missouri who now resides in Virginia. He is Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic for the Anglican Church in North America – a denomination of traditionalist Anglican churches founded in 2009 who were alienated by the extremely liberal and unbiblical direction of the Episcopal Church USA.

Source: BCP (1662 edition), 27-30

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  1. Apropos of your fine thoughts, Sir, I post this – from an ancient collection of Eastern Orthodox tales called, ‘THE SAYING OF THE DESERT FATHERS’…

    One day, some of the brethren came to see Abba Antony, and among them was Abba Joseph. Wishing to test them, the old man mentioned a text from scripture; and, starting with the youngest, he askt them what it meant. Each explained as best he could, ye,t to each one, the old man exclaimed : ‘No, you have not yet found the answer’. Last of all, he askt Abba Joseph, ‘And what do you think the text means?’ When Abba Joseph said that he did not know, Abba Antony replied, ‘Truly Joseph has found the way, for he admits he does not know.’

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