Most Sundays you will hear sung “God is the Lord and hast revealed himself unto us; blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118:26-27). We say this because we have knowledge of God through His creation and He has shown Himself to us. We also believe that God reveals Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ, the fulfillment of the partial revelation of God as contained in the Old Testament. St. John of Damascus tells us that God’s essence and nature are beyond our comprehension and knowledge, and yet we know God to be perfect and unique in all His creation. We teach that the Trinity - God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the three “persons” of the One God, that share both union and unity. Why do we say this? Because there is only one Father, the Son is born from the Father, and the Spirit proceeds from the Father - what the Father is, the Son and Holy Spirit are also, sharing divine nature, and as you recite in the Creed, one “essence” with Him. We’ll go into more detail in the coming weeks, but this is a solid start, and should be a good basis for discussion with your spiritual father and your sponsor.