Thee we invoke, thou mightiest God and Master, thou who
enlightenest all, and pourest thy rays by means of thine own power on all the world, O God
of gods! We thy children continually do invoke thee with praise and love; may our
invocation ever ascend unto thee like incense, until the light of our love becomes one
with thine infinite light. Enter, appear unto us, O Lord of mighty names whom all have in
their hearts, who dost burst open the rocks of matter and makest the holy names of gods to
move in all things and in all beings!
The lesson is taken from the Revelation of St. John the Divine:
I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and
they that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark,
and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And
they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: Great
and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of
saints. Thou only art holy; for all nations shall come and worship before Thee, for Thy
judgements are made manifest. Amen: blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and
honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
The gospel is taken from the Gospel according to St. Philip:
The holy man is holy altogether, down to his body. For if he has received the bread he
will make it holy, or the cup, or anything else that he receives, purifying them.
Therefore, how could he not purify the body also? Even as Jesus perfected the water of
baptism, so did he pour out death. Because of this we go down indeed into the water, but
we do not go down unto death, in order that we may not be poured out into the spirit of
the world. When the breath of the world blows, it causes the winter to come into being.
When the Holy Spirit breathes, then the summer comes.
A Homily for the Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Presented by the Most Reverend Stephan A. Hoeller, bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostic