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Seventh Sunday of Dinha

The Seventh Sunday of Epiphany

Basilica Hymn
I will exult you, O Lord, my King
He who was before the ages
They will stand forever and ever
Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and his greatness: he is the Living God, and he stands forever, and the three of them are one
The three Qnome of Existence were shown to us in the baptism of the Headship who is from us: the Mystery that had been hidden, in the Lord who was baptized, the Holy Spirit like the flesh of a dove which descended and rested upon the head of the Image from the house of David, and the Father who cried out and was shown to the onlookers: the amazing and wonderful approval. Blessed is he who, in his love, became a man, saved us, absolved us, sanctified us in his baptism, and washed away our sins in his laver: to him be glory!

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The quest of philosophy has been, from the beginning, to understand and explain the world as a whole, rather than only some part of it. Whether or not any particular philosopher has been successful in doing this, or whether some have been more successful than others, is a question that perhaps no two people would answer in the same way. But when the Creator of this world, the Author of this hotly debated book of history, speaks for himself, the wise will listen.

The voice of the author was heard at the baptism of Christ, when the Father made himself heard and approved his Son, sending down his anointing Spirit to the Jordan river. This Trinitarian revelation burst open the mystery, the meaning, of everything that is, while at the same time keeping it a mystery:

The three Qnome of Existence were shown to us in the baptism of the Headship who is from us: the Mystery that had been hidden, in the Lord who was baptized, the Holy Spirit like the flesh of a dove which descended and rested upon the head of the Image from the house of David, and the Father who cried out and was shown to the onlookers: the amazing and wonderful approval.

No amount of human speculation could have discovered the reality of the Trinitarian God; no amount of human reason, even that gifted with grace, could ever comprehend the meaning of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in one Divine Godhead. This is a mystery where the solution is more difficult than the answer.

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Unlike the vast majority of philosophers, however, the Christian faith is not satisfied with speculation, or even the possession of theoretical truth; it is not enough to know – our very life must change. Thus the revelation of the Trinity was at an event that points back to us and to our lives. When Christ was baptized, he showed us our need for cleansing; he showed us his closeness to our lowliness; he showed us the path of humility; and in showing us all of these things, he showed us God:

Blessed is he who, in his love, became a man, saved us, absolved us, sanctified us in his baptism, and washed away our sins in his laver: to him be glory!