Here’s your Tuesday Tea-ology for the week! In this episode, a discussion of pantheism and panentheism. Why is it so important that God is personal? And, is white chocolate mocha tea any good?
Praise be to the Author of Life, in the new days of Easter. Days rainy, days sunny, you bring forth the bloom in its yearly parable of resurrection. Be glorified, Lord of light and wind and water. Be glorified, Lord of life and warmth and joy. Be glorified, blessed Triune Redeemer: Father Eternal, Spirit of Mercy, Victorious Son. Be praised and glorified now and forever—Amen.
Ever-blessed, ever-holy, Lord of life and light and love, ever-righteous, ever-mighty, God be praised this Easter dusk. We bless your Name and praise your majesty, Father-Son-Spirit, One God in Persons Three. Thank you for the gift of Jesus our Savior, for His atoning death, for His victorious resurrection, and for the gift of new life in Him. Draw us near, blessed God, in your so wonderful redemption—Amen.
All praise to you, God Triune, at the dawn of this resurrection day! You are worthy and wonderful, holy and glorious, far greater than any words can declare. How marvelous the miracle of our Lord’s resurrection, how merciful the grace you extend to sinners, how deep your love, how awesome your power. Spirit of Life, Father of Light, Risen and Reigning Lord, be forever glorified—Amen.
All authority, all honor, all power and majesty and praise, belong to you, marvelous Triune God. You know all, see all, can do all; you are everywhere and everywhen, transcendent and immanent. You are holy and righteous, unstained by the merest spot of sin; you are loving and kind, filled with mercy and compassion towards your fallen creation. To love you with all ourselves is all our commission and joy—Amen.
Hosanna—Lord, save! Savior of the world, worthy and wise, receive our worship. We cannot praise you as you deserve, for your glory is beyond declaring and your majesty beyond understanding. Thank you, eternal Son of God, for coming to our rescue. Thank you, Father of Light, that you loved us so abundantly as to give your best-beloved. Thank you, Spirit immortal, for the gift of life and the promise of resurrection. Hosanna to the Son of David!
O sacred Mystery,
God wonderful, God thrice-holy,
Unmeasured by infinity,
One God in Persons three,
Distinction in unity,
Come sanctify me,
God most mighty, God most free,
Shape me to your glory,
Thrice-holy, almighty, majestic and merciful God Three-in-One, we worship you today. Be exalted in our hearts and lives; be exalted in the gathered worship of your Church throughout the world; be exalted among the nations and over every throne and government; be exalted in all of your creation. You are worthy and wonderful, great and good, deserving of all honor and glory and praise, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—Amen.
Starlit skies and cloudy nights alike bear the witness of your infinite transcendence and perfect peace, O Majesty Divine. God above all, and strangely near, be near to me through every hour of darkness. Shelter my loved ones beneath your mighty hand. Rest my mind and soul in you, from every anxious thought, from every worry, doubt, or fear. Come close, and keep me close to you, blessed Triune Majesty—Amen.