Posts tagged “Seraphim

Sermo Dei: Holy Trinity 2017

Posted on June 11th, 2017

Holy Trinity Isaiah 6:1-7 June 11, A+D 2017 I love the Athanasian Creed. The mystery of the Trinity – three coequal persons who each are God and yet there is one God – and then the mystery of the incarnation, that God the Son assumed our human flesh into His person – the more we know the less we understand; all we are left with is adoration. And yet I find the Athanasian Creed terrifying. It demands that not only my mind be conformed to God’s Word, but my life and deeds too. The books will be opened and I will be judged. Those who have done good will go into everlasting life; those who have done evil will go into everlasting condemnation. It’s…

Sermo Dei: Trinity Sunday 2013 [Isaiah 6:1-7]

Posted on May 27th, 2013

“Woe is me, for I am lost!” Have you ever felt that way? I certainly have. Isaiah’s words from the Old Testament lesson for today are not given their full force. Isaiah is not lost in the sense that he just needs to stop and ask for directions, download the map update for his GPS or get a better signal from the satellite. The NKJ gets closer with the translation “undone.” “Woe is me, for I am undone.” But a good Hebrew lexicon gives you a much more straightforward rendering: destroyed. “Woe is me, for I am destroyed” – I have come to my end, I am ruined, I will cease to exist. It’s what you would say at the brink of death. If…