Words

Any group of people ultimately develops a language subset, that is words we use that have meaning within the community. The Church is no different. We know that people in the IT industry often speak in TLA's (three letter acronyms) and often people in the public sector speak what can only be described as alphabet. We have made some effort on the site to ensure that we say things that can be comprehended by a wide range of people. None the less it made sense to have a place where some of the words from our subset can be set out so that people will know what we are talking about.

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Creeds -  This word comes from the Latin credo meaning I believe. There are three statements of belief commonly called Creeds. They are the Apostle's Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. The most universally accepted form of the creed is the Nicene Creed as considered by the councils of Nicea (325) and Constantinople (381), and the one you will most usually encounter at St Johns.
Trisagion -  Trisagion - "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us." An ancient Christian prayer, part of the early orthodox liturgies, and echoing Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8. The word quite literally means Thrice Holy, or Holy Three, and affirms the Trinity as strongly part of early Christian belief. It was often said or sung three times.
Worship -  The adoring acknowledgment of all that lies beyond us—the glory that fills heaven and earth. It is the response that conscious beings make to their Creator, to the Eternal Reality from which they came forth; to God, however they may think of Him or recognize Him, and whether He be realized through religion, through nature, through history, through science, art, or human life and character.