Christian Marriage as an Icon of the Holy Trinity

“It is not particularly easy to preach a sermon on the infinitely complicated nature of God’s domestic arrangements. However, how else might you describe the concept of three divine persons sharing one divine nature other than as infinitely complicated…

… It is so difficult to understand that some have even gone so far as to claim the idea of the Trinity is merely the invention of Fourth Century Christians. But that’s not true. Read your Bibles and you’ll discover the Holy Trinity there in the first three verses of Genesis, the very first book of the Bible.

Let’s take a quick look at this… ‘In the beginning God [which is the Father] created the heaven and earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [which is the Holy Ghost] moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, [this is the Son, Jesus Christ, the divine Word, the Logos] Let there be light: and there was light.’

… Marriage is the oldest of the Biblical sacraments. The Book of Genesis tells us that in marriage, a man and a woman become, through some mystical but no less real sense, one flesh. And St. Paul tells us that marriage by the process of making us “one flesh” reflects the mystical union betwixt Christ and his Church.”

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