THE METROPOLITAN ANTHONY (PACKANICH): HOW TO PRAY TO ALL-HOLY TRINITY PROPERLY?

The feast of All-Holy Trinity is wonderful and multifaceted feast being beyond the common scope of other celebrations. Various senses and sub-thoughts are mixed in it.

We witness that God or the Trinity, being еру unified whole, integral, is represented to human in three hypostases: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Exactly this waythe Lord half-opened to people giving them the fullness of understanding which is the only possible and salvatory for human mind, limited by terrestrial visualizations.

Every Divine hypostasis elaborates another creating the single, inseparableIcon, remaining individual and perfect Entity though.

We address to God the Father, Creator and Giver of life: «My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up» (Psalm 5:3).

We pray to the Divine Son and Savior Jesus Christ, the true God, the equal to God the Father: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

We ask the Holy Spirit, Comforter, Heavenly Father, true God, equal to God the Father and God the Son: And save our souls, O Gracious One.

Everything lives and moves by the Holy Spirit.

Every Face of All-Holy Trinity has Its own singular Divine power, dominion, and our spiritual communication with Each of Them has its own contrast, emotion addressed to exactly this Icon.

The secret of All-Holy Trinity is equal to the secret of existence. All three Personalities piece out the One Consubstantial Trinity, and addressing to One of Them is equal to One God.

«O All-Holy Trinity, have mercy on us; O Lord, wash away our sins; O Master, forgive us our iniquities; O Holy One visit and heal our infirmities, for thy Name's sake».

The action of All-Holy Trinity ideally opens in the prayer, when we ask Father in the name of Son Jesus Christ by way of blessed support of Holy Spirit.

The feast of Holy Trinity is also the birthday of the Church of Christ — the good reason to signify what I do for the Church.

If we stay in the Church for salvation — it’s a correct frame of mind. If we try to save and polish up the Church, I think, something’s wrong in our spiritual life.

The Church doesn't need salvation. It’s saint, unflinching, ineradicable, eternal. Because Its leader is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It’s needed to save only ourselves, but not the Church and acquaintances. But the salvation is possible only in the Church, that’s why it’s needed to be afraid of being dropped away from the Church.

Let only the Origin of the highest kindness command us and the whole world. Let our faith in All-Holy Trinity make us saint, worthy of Its being in us.

Let’s appeal to It on our bended knees: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

In this angelic prayer we count Holy God as God the Father, Holy Mighty — as God the Son because He is the same all-powerful as God the Father, and Immortal — as Holy Spirit because It is not eternal only by itself like Father and Son, but It gives life to everything that moves and gives people the eternal life.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, unto ages of ages. Amen.

Recorded by Natalia Goroshkova

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