Seventh Sunday of Easter
June 2, 2019
Today, in Mercy, our readings might make us burst out with, “Isn’t June a beautiful month!”
It is the month building up to Pentecost, when Christ again and again assures us of his love. Look at this from Revelations today:
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”
Let the hearer say, “Come.”
Let the one who thirsts come forward,
and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.
And this from our Alleluia Verse:
I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord.
I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice.
And this from our Gospel:
Father, they are your gift to me.
I wish that where I am they also may be with me,
that they may see my glory that you gave me,
because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Oh, how Jesus loves us. And now, as He prepares to rejoin the Father, Jesus promises the Holy Spirit, so that we who believe may be embraced by the Infinitely Complete Love that is Trinity.
Friends, these are wonderful readings. On this warm June morning, let yourselves be loved by them.
Music: Cherubic Hymn to the Trinity- Tchaikovsky (English Lyrics below)
Let us represent the cherubim in mystic harmony, mystic harmony,
praise the Father, Son and Spirit,
raise our three-fold song, raise our three-fold song,
praise the Trinity, praise the Trinity, raise our three-fold song to the Trinity,
Let us now cast aside, cast aside, let us cast aside all this earthly life,
cast aside, cast aside, cast aside, all this earthly life. Amen.
King of all, we may receive God the King, we may receive Him!
He who in glory enters in with mighty hosts of angels,
with mighty hosts of angels. Alleluia!