Sermon preached by the Right Reverend John Stephens, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster during the Celebration of the Eucharist for Trinity Sunday, June 4, 2023. Bishop Stephens was preaching and presiding at his Parish of Holy Trinity, Vancouver. This was also a celebration of the parish's patronal festival, and long-time parishioner Jean Quinton who was unable to attend the November 5th, 2022 investiture ceremony was invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster by the bishop. Chimes dedicated to Ted Quinton (the late husband of Jean) were blessed and dedicated by Bishop Stephens. Ted Quinton had a long career as an organist and choirmaster in the Diocese of New Westminster and one of the parishes where he served was Holy Trinity, Vancouver.
(As the audio is poor on this recording we have included the text of the prayer poem from the Western Highlands that Bishop Stephens references in the first paragraph of the homily)
The Three who are over my head
The Three who are under my tread,
The Three who are over me here,
The Three who are over me there,
The Three who are in the earth near,
The Three who are up in the air,
The Three who in heaven do dwell,
The Three in the great ocean swell,
Pervading Three, O be with me.