7th Sunday After Trinity: (7) Chariot

One aspect of the (7) Chariot is that it may be seen as an image of Hermes presiding over a square “field” which represents the front face of the cube-shaped chariot. As such, it is the field of sacred geometry upon which the feeding of the five thousand takes place, and the field which reveals Christ the Logos as the new manifestation of Hermes-Apollo, the “giver of all good things” as our collect for the day puts it. In Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism David Fideler writes,

in the same way that the story-book Jesus nourishes the crowd of five thousand in a strictly literal reading of the text, so too does the Celestial Logos – the gnostic, cosmological Jesus – eternally “sustain” the harmonic form of the created order.

David Fideler, Jesus Christ Sun of God, p. 121

The Collect

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Book of Common Prayer

Old Testament Reading

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes 11: 1

New Testament Reading

So they did eat, and were filled.

Mark 8: 8

Liturgical Affirmation

Ego sum lux mundi;

pono nubem ascensum meum

et ambulo super pinnas ventorum

I am the light of the world; I make the clouds my chariot and walk upon the wings of the wind.

Psalm 104

“[He] maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind.” (Coverdale)

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