07/06/2020  – Trinity Sunday

Collect for Purity  
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Father, you come to meet us when we return to you.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, you died on the cross for our sins.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Holy Spirit, you give us life and peace.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

O Lord, open thou our lips and our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
O God, make speed to save us. O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,  and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.  Amen.

Praise ye the Lord. The Lord’s name be praised.

Venite, exultemus Domino

O come, let us sing unto the Lord :
let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving :
and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God :and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are all the corners of the earth :and the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and he made it :and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship, and fall down :and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is the Lord our God :
and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Isaiah 40

Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
‘My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God’?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 8

1  O Lord our governor, •
   how glorious is your name in all the world!
2  Your majesty above the heavens is praised •
   out of the mouths of babes at the breast.
3  You have founded a stronghold against your foes, •
   that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
4  When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, •
   the moon and the stars that you have ordained,
5  What is man, that you should be mindful of him; •
   the son of man, that you should seek him out?
6  You have made him little lower than the angels •
   and crown him with glory and honour.
7  You have given him dominion over the works of your hands •
   and put all things under his feet,
8  All sheep and oxen, •
   even the wild beasts of the field,
9  The birds of the air, the fish of the sea •
   and whatsoever moves in the paths of the sea.
10  O Lord our governor, •
   how glorious is your name in all the world!

The Holy Gospel – Matthew 28: 16-20

The Commissioning of the Disciples

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’


Glory in the highest to the God of heaven!
Peace to all your people through the earth be given!
Mighty God and Father,  thanks and praise we bring,
Singing hallelujah to our heavenly king.

Jesus Christ is risen,  God the Father’s Son!
With the Holy Spirit, you are Lord alone!
Lamb once killed for sinners,  all our guilt to bear,
Show us now your mercy, now receive our prayer.

Christ the world’s true Saviour,  high and holy One,
Seated now and reigning  from your Father’s throne:
Lord and God, we praise you!  Highest heaven adores:
In the Father’s glory, all the praise be yours!

Athanasian Creed

…We worship  one God in Trinity,  and Trinity in Unity;

Neither confounding the Persons:  nor dividing the Substance.

For there is one Person of the Father,  another of the Son:  and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father,  of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one:  the Glory equal,  the Majesty co-eternal. 

(extracts : Athanasian Creed)

Do you believe and trust in God the Father, source of all being and life,
the one for whom we exist? We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son, who took our human nature,
died for us and rose again? We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,
who gives life to the people of God and makes Christ known in the world? We believe and trust in him.

This is the faith of the church.

We believe and trust in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Collect for Trinity Sunday: 
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;
for you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.

Father, you formed us and gave us life. We thank you for the depths of your love and mercy. Help us rejoice in your love and be united with all your children. We pray for your whole human family. We continue to pray for all suffering covid-19 and all who bring them care. We pray for America, for healing and hope of a just future, and for all who endure racist abuse.

We pray for the world as it watches on: For the media as it tells the full story, For compassion to overcome despair, For unity to overcome distance,  and for kindness to prevail. Inspire, move, unite and reveal.

In your resurrection we hope

Lord hear us

Jesus, Son of God, you gave your life for us, that we who were far off could return to God. We thank you for your selfless unconditional love, and your calling on our lives. Help us to hear afresh, and to respond with humble and thankful hearts. We pray for all you have redeemed. We pray for religious communities, and especially our brothers and sisters in neighbouring churches, and those at Mt Melleray, Glencairn Abbey, our orthodox brothers in Cappoquin and the convent in Tallow

Lord hear us

Holy Spirit, you show us Christ and form our character in his likeness. We thank you for moving deep within us and leading us in the way Christ called us. Help us not grieve you but walk in step with you all our days.  We remember all who are suffering in body, mind or spirit this day…

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are love shared, given and received. Be with those who are unloved, lonely, depressed,  afraid,  sick, in troubled times and places We pray also for the bereaved , and for those whose relationships are fractious or damaged

Lord hear us

The Lord’s Prayer

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.


May God the Father, who made us, unite us in his love. Amen.
May God the Son, who died for us, unite us in his mission. Amen.
May God the Holy Spirit, who fills us, make us a sign of the kingdom.






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