Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday at BermudaOnion What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy at Bermuda Onion to discover more.

1. numinousNuminous by David Mitchell
(adj) [NOO-muh-nuhs]

Definition—surpassing comprehension or understanding; arousing spiritual or religious emotions; mysterious or awe-inspiring

Use“Does it [Christian public worship] offer what people are seeking—the element of mystery, the sense of the numinous, in biblical language the “fear of God,” in  modern language “transcendence,” so that we “bow down before the Infinitely Great” in the mixture of awe, wonder, and joy called worship?”
~ Recalling the Hope of Glory

Trisagion2. trisagion

Definition—(Eccl.) An ancient anthem, usually known by its Latin name tersanctus

Use“In the church this is often called the trisagion, “thrice holy” (hagios in Greek is “holy”).
~ Recalling the Hope of Glory


bermudaonion said...

Both of your words are great and new to me. Thanks so much for participating!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful new words!


Here is my Wondrous Words Wednesday post!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Your diagram of trisagion helped me get it. Like the "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty", right?

Lisa said...

Very interesting words - not sure I'll be able to use them in a sentence this week, though.

My words are here.


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