Litany of Praise - Author Unknown

Litany of Praise from the Web of Creation (Director Dr David Rhoads)

Left: "The Earth. . . is a sparkling blue and white jewel. . . laced with slowly swirling veils of white. . . like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery." (Edgar Mitchell, US Astronaut)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)

Right: "O moving force of Wisdom, you encircle the wheel of the cosmos, you encompass all that is, all that has life, in one vast circle." (Hildegard of Bingen)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)

Left: "It could be that god has not absconded but spread, as our vision and understanding of the universe have spread, to a fabric of spirit and sense so grand and subtle, powerful in a new way, that we can only feel blindly of its hem." (Annie Dillard, naturalist writer)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)

Right: ". . . stardust is not just fairy-tale magic; it is what we are really made of. . ." (Elisabet Sahtouris, Ecofeminist)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)

Left: "Great Spirit, . . . give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! . . . all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. . . This is my prayer; hear me!" (Black Elk, Oglala Sioux)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)

Right: "There is not anything new to be born. It has been within you from the beginningless beginning. It has only to be awakened, to become aware of itself in you." (Zen saying)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)
Left: ". . . for in God we live/ and move/ and have our being." (Acts 17:28)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)

Right: ". . . When you stand in the presence of the moon, you become a new creation. . . The elementary particles of your body have absorbed an influence and in that sense they--and you--are brand spanking new, a human being resonating everywhere with moonlight." (Brian Swimme, physicist)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)

Left: "We shall not cease from exploration/ And the end of all our exploring/ Will be to arrive where we started/ And know the place for the first time." (T. S. Eliot, poet)

All: "All creation is a song of praise to God." (Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic)