Feast of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity

12th June 2022

First Sunday after Pentecost

Trinity Sunday

Year C


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All are requested to join in wherever text is GREEN or when instructed by Fr. David.

Where the is shown, all are encouraged to make the sign of the cross.

Where the is shown all are encouraged to strike their breast with a closed hand following the actions of Fr. David.

Where the is shown all are encouraged to tap their breast with an open hand following the actions of Fr. David.

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen


From Easter to Pentecost:

Allelulia. Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia


In Lent and other penitential occasions:

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins;

His mercy endures for ever.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Let us pray:

Almighty God, to whom all hearts be 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 Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

This prayer is omitted during Lent and Advent:

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth.  Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.  Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

 Holy God, holy and mighty , holy and immortal, have mercy on us.

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.

A Reading from the Book of Proverbs

Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?

On the heights, beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;

beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:

“To you, O people, I call,
and my cry is to all that live.

The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of long ago.

Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.

When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.

Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth–

when he had not yet made earth and fields,
or the world’s first bits of soil.

When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,

when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,

when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master worker;

and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,

rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the human race.”

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

Psalm 8

Domine, Dominus noster

O Lord our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!

2 Out of the mouths of infants and children *
your majesty is praised above the heavens.

3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *
to quell the enemy and the avenger.

4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

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 but little lower than the angels; *
you adorn him with glory and honor;

7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *
you 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 walks in the paths of the sea.

10 O Lord our Governor, *
how exalted is your Name in all the world!

A reading from the book of Romans

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

All stand for the Acclamation and Gospel reading.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

The God who is, who was, and who is to come.


The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to:


Jesus said to the disciples, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

After the Gospel reading

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Homily Given on Feast of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity
12th June 2022
In the name of the Father and + the Son and the Holy Spirit! Amen.
Many make the sign of the cross when we are inside of the church, but we are troubled to do this in other places. We are shy of our faith; we are afraid that others will say we are such backward, vintage people since we still believe in God.
At the same time, the sign of the cross is the simplest confession of the Christian faith. A person may even be mute, but as soon as he (or she) makes the sign of the cross, everyone around him will understand that he is a Christian. He is a Christian, he was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and belongs to the Church that confesses faith in the Holy Trinity.
In our Church, we have a deaf and mute Deacon serving in a parish in eastern Siberia. In our country, it is tough to exist if you are deaf. The majority of the deaf cannot even read and write because they have no opportunities to study. Such people are usually considered “of second sort” in our country.
And you know, even in the Church at different times of her history, there was a different attitude toward deaf people. For example, Saint Augustine wrote that deaf people cannot be saved. Because “faith comes from hearing.”
“Faith comes from hearing,” I’m sure you recall, it is what Saint Paul wrote in the tenth chapter of Romans.
So by ordaining a deaf person into the deaconate, the Church proves that Saint Augustine was wrong in his opinion. Deaf people can hear, and mute people can speak, but they use a different language from the rest of us to communicate; they use sign language. It is a very difficult language, not easy to learn. But I repeat that when even a deaf person makes the sign of the cross, we understand that he (or she) is a Christian.
And of course, deaf people are of the same sort as everyone else. Or, I say in a better way: there are no sorts at all. And surely the deaf can be saved because God “wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” [1 Tim. 2:4].
In the Church, there are no people “of first sort” or “of second sort.” Here we all are loved by God regardless of education, nationality or health condition.
And all Christians “worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity,” this is a quotation from Athanasian Creed. This Creed has existed for more than fifteen centuries. This is a quite long Creed. It consists of two parts. The first part is that God is triune, and the second part is that Christ is God and Man. The Church has always had this confession; she continues to believe in the same way.
Why? Has the truth still not changed? The answer is simple: the truth has not changed.
“We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.” And please pay attention to the fact that we not only “believe,” but we “worship.” That means we do not just intellectually recognize the doctrine, not just abstractly agree with the Trinitarianism of God, but we worship Him. That is, we obey Him, believe as He tells us, and gather in His Church; we try to live according to His will, we are His servants, and we are God’s property.
And you know, after all, it immediately becomes clear why people reject the Christian faith. This reason, since ancient times, has been called so: disobedience.
From the time of Adam and Eve, humans have been disobedient; they wanted to “become gods” [Gen. 3:5], that is, to put themselves in the centre of their life, even in the centre of the universe, to take the God’s place, or at least to “equalize” with God.
We still carry this original sin from generation to generation, like an ancient curse that condemns us to death and dooms us to eternal punishment. And if it were not for the second person of the Holy Trinity – Jesus Christ, Who came to redeem us, we would certainly perish; we would go the direct road to hell.
The world has changed a lot since the days of Adam and Eve. It invented new “gods” and new ideas with which humans diligently replaced God. Some idols are pretty “similar” to God, and some “creeds” are quite “Trinitarian.” For example, the famous communist slogan “liberty, equality, fraternity” sounds pretty trinitarian. And many more things will lead people away from God and His Church. But the Church will continue to exist to save people. Nothing and nobody can destroy the Church.
This is the Church that has always believed in the Triune God, Who revealed Himself to us as the Creator of Heaven and earth, Who created everything but did not leave His creation. And more than that: He loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for our salvation.
The Church believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s eternal Son, Who became one of us to take away our sins; He suffered for us, instead of us, and died and then resurrected to bring all the faithful to Heaven.
The Church believes in the Holy Spirit, Helper and Comforter, Who was sent to clean us through the water of baptism, and to forgive our sins through the voice of priests, and to nourish us with the precious holy supper of the Eucharist so that we do not get tired on the way to the God’s Kingdom.
And all of them — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — are not three Gods, but one God. This is the faith of the Church, the faith that the Church has received from God and passed on to us. The Church has always believed this way, and she has always preserved and defended this faith.
Martin Luther advised us to begin each of our days in this way, “In the morning when you get up, make the sign of the holy cross and say: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit! Amen.”
So, whenever we make the sign of the cross we confess our Trinitarian faith. We tell ourselves and the whole universe that our baptism was not in vain for us and that we still stand in this faith. You know that so many people are baptized and then run away. They are lost somewhere and do not want to be found. So it is vital that we are here.
We did not run away, we are here in the church. Maybe there are not so many of us, but no matter how many we are, we are not alone: today, all over the world, Christians gather in their churches to “worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.”
Don’t be afraid to be Christian, don’t hide your faith. I wish you a blessed feast of the Holy Trinity, dear fathers and brothers and sisters!

Please stand for the Nicene Creed.

Let us together affirm the faith of the Church. 

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,

and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

 and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Then shall the Bishop say,

Ele Khalid, do you here, in the presence of God, and of this congregation, renew the solemn promise and vow that was made in your name at your Baptism; accepting and confirming the same for yourself, and acknowledging yourself bound to believe and to do all those things, which your Godfathers and Godmothers then undertook for you?

And he shall answer clearly:

I do.

Bishop: Our help is in the Name of the Lord;

All: Who has made heaven and earth.

Bishop: Blessed be the Name of the Lord;

All:  From this time forth, for evermore.

Bishop:  O Lord, hear our prayer.

All:  And let our cry come unto you.

Bishop: Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who has graciously regenerated this your servant by Water and the Holy Spirit, and has given unto him forgiveness of all his sins: Strengthen him, we beseech you, O Lord, with the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, and daily increase in him your abundant gifts of grace; the spirit of wisdom and understanding; the spirit of counsel and inner strength; the spirit of knowledge and true godliness; and fill him, O Lord, with the spirit of your holy fear, now and for ever. Amen.

Then Ele Khalid kneels before the Bishop, who shall lay his hand upon the head of Ele Khalid, saying,

DEFEND, O Lord, this your Child with your heavenly grace, that he may continue yours for ever; and daily grow in your Holy Spirit, more and more, until he comes into your everlasting kingdom. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop say,

Bishop: The Lord be with you.

All:  And also with you.

Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY and eternal God, who makes us both to will and to do those things that be good and acceptable unto your divine Majesty; We make our humble prayers unto you for this your servant Ele Khalid, upon whom (after the example of your holy Apostles) we have now laid our hands, to assure him (by this sign) of your favour and goodness towards him. Let your fatherly hand, we beseech you, ever be over him; let your Holy Spirit ever be with him; and so lead him in the knowledge and obedience of your Word, that in the end he may obtain everlasting life; through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then the Bishop shall bless him, saying:

THE blessing of God Almighty, the + Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, Ele Khalid, and remain with you, always. Amen.


The congregation stands.

We are the Body of Christ.

His Spirit is with us.


The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Please greet each other with a sign of peace.

Firmly I believe, and truly
God is Three, and God is One,
And I next acknowledge duly
Manhood taken by the Son.

And I trust and hope most fully
In that Manhood crucified;
And each thought and deed unruly
Do to death, as he has died.

Simply to his grace and wholly,
Light and life and strength belong,
And I love supremely, solely,
Him the holy, him the strong.

And I hold in veneration,
For the love of him alone,
Holy Church as his creation,
And her teachings as his own.

Adoration ay be given,
With and through the angelic host,
To the God of earth and heaven,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen


Blessed are you, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and the service of your kingdom.

Blessed be God forever.

 Let us pray

We do not presume to come to your table, merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies.  We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table, but you are the same Lord whose nature is always to have mercy. Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us.  Amen.

The Lord be with you.

and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.

Father, we give you thanks and praise through your beloved Son Jesus Christ, your living Word, through whom you have created all things; who was sent by you in your great goodness to be our Saviour.

By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh; as your Son, born of the blessed Virgin, he lived on earth and went about among us; he opened wide his arms for us on the cross; he put an end to death by dying for us; and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life; so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.

Proper Preface

Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious name, for ever praising you and saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.   Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness; grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit, and according to your holy will, these gifts of bread and wine may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat; this is my body  which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks; he gave it to them, saying: Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me.

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again.

And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross, his perfect sacrifice, made once for the sins of the whole world; rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming in glory, we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, we bring before you this bread and this cup and we thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you. Send the Holy Spirit on your people and gather into one in your kingdom all who share this one bread and one cup, so that we, in the company of [N and] all the saints, may praise and glorify you for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.


Let us pray with confidence to the Father, as our Saviour has taught us:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.  

O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

**(Note:  All are encouraged to tap their breast three times following the example of Fr. David as he utters the words ‘…have mercy, …have mercy and …grant us peace’)**

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

This is the Lamb of God , who takes away the sins of the world;

Happy are those who are called to his supper.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

**(Note:  All are encouraged to strike breast following the example of Fr. David as all utter the words ‘not worthy’)** 

After Communion the celebrant and the congregation say


Let us pray.

Father of all we give you thanks and praise that when we were still far off you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory. May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world. 

Keep us in this hope that we have grasped; so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name.

Father, we offer ourselves to you as a living sacrifice through Jesus Christ our Lord. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory.

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit , be amongst you and remain with you always.


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord:

In the name of Christ.  Amen.

Most ancient of all mysteries,
Before thy throne we lie;
Have mercy now, most merciful,
Most holy Trinity.

When heaven and earth were yet unmade,
When time was yet unknown,
Thou in thy bliss and majesty
Didst live and love alone.

Thou wert not born; there was no fount
From which thy being flowed;
There is no end which thou canst reach;
But thou art simply God.


Here is the music for this week’s hymns, if you would like to practice beforehand.

Performed by Fr. David Price

NOTE: The introductory music is Tuba Tune – Lang