As orthodox Christians, one our most essential beliefs is that we worship a Triune God. We confess that there is only one true and living God, and He eternally exists in three persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. As Martin Luther summarized this doctrine, “We believe the divine majesty to be three distinct persons of one true essence.”
Here at this Table we primarily focus our attention on the Son, and rightly so, for here is bread and wine which are Christ’s body and blood. But this is also a Triune meal – all Persons of the Godhead are inseparably involved.
Here we are reminded that the Father chose us before the foundation of the world and has graciously adopted us into His family.
Here we see the Son’s body broken and His blood shed for us and we are invited to partake of Him in order to have our faith encouraged.
And here the Holy Spirit communicates Christ’s presence to us and seals the benefits of this sacrament to our hearts.
In this Trinitarian celebration, when you partake of Christ, you are participating in the life of the Holy Trinity. God is joyfully inviting You to Himself – to feast on the abundance of His house and to drink from His river of delights.
So come, and welcome, to Jesus Christ.