The Trinity – Georgy Kurasov (Russia) 1992
During my preparations for this Trinity Sunday service, I came across this painting by the St. Petersburg artist Georgy Kurasov. The Cubist-inspired style, with disjointed colours and shapes, demands that I look carefully at what is portrayed. And what I see is a wonderful image of the One-in-Three and Three-in-One.
I see only half of each face, reminding me of the continuing mystery that is the Holy One. I see God the Father holding the cross of Christ, this redemptive love at the centre of God’s will and being. I see a hand of both God the Son and God the Holy Spirit together forming a heart, reaching out, pointing to me and to you. And most of all I am reminded that God is not some static or monolithic entity, but that God is in God’s own being relational and a community of love, a dynamic of love that overflows to bring this universe into being, humanity to know salvation, and the Church to be raised up and sustained.
In the midst of all the mystery, there is much to celebrate this Trinity Sunday. I invite you to join me. Our worship will include wonderful hymns, from the words of the 6th century Patrick ‘I bind unto myself this day’ to the 20th century, ‘We are one in the Spirit … and they will know we are Christians by our love’.
Have a look below at the Order of Worship and announcements for this Sunday. The service will be available online this Sunday from 10:20 a.m. at https://youtu.be/Jvw9X72LJsw and thereafter on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston