A Belated Happy St Patrick’s Day to All My Friends


Christ before me,
Christ behind me;
Christ within me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me;
Christ to the right of me,
Christ to the left of me;

Christ in my lying,
Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising;

Christ in the heart of all who think of me,
Christ on the tongue of all who speak to me,
Christ in the eye of all who see me,
Christ in the ear of all who hear me.

I rise today
in power’s strength,
invoking the Trinity,
believing in threeness,
confessing the oneness,
of creation’s Creator.


For to the Lord belongs salvation,
and to Christ belongs salvation.

May your salvation, Lord,
be with us always.


(From St. Patrick’s Breastplate)



Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

3 thoughts on “A Belated Happy St Patrick’s Day to All My Friends”

  1. What could I say? AS you well know, I am not a great fan of the anti-Catholic rhetoric of militant Lutherans. In spite of this, there are a number of good things in the article linked above. Thanks for it.
    I will take the liberty, with proper credit, to publish St. Patrick’s Creed as a separate post on this blog.
    An by they way, on the charge of ‘bad analogies of the Trinity’, in fact, there are NO good analogies of the Trinity, because the Trinity, being God himself, is infinite and all analogies have limits; yet, this does not mean they are useless. And, indeed, as imperfect as they are, some are better than others.


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