Thursday, October 11, 2007

A trinitarian prayer

The American evangelical movement is so new, we forget about the controversies of the early church. We take the doctrine of the Trinity for granted, but it was extremely controversial for a large chunk of our history. I remember this whenever I run across an ancient prayer that is specifically trintarian -- these are theological statements as they are petitions. This lovely one comes from our brothers and sisters, the Syrian Orthodox:
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Glory to the Father, who has woven garments of glory for the resurrection.
Worship to the Son, who was clothed in them at his rising.
Thanksgiving to the Spirit, who keeps them for all the Saints.
One nature in three, to him be praise.

3 comments:

Tanya said...

What a great prayer! I'll have to commit it to memory. Thanks for sharing.

I.I. said...

yeah, a real neat image.

Cami said...

Goosebumps at this one. Good for the Syrian Orthodox! Prayer brings understanding! ; )