Most Holy Trinity Sunday
Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:16-20
As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we pray all glory to the Trinity, the undivided Unity, The Father, Son and Spirit One, from whom all life and goodness come.
The Christian faith is built on a paradox: God is Three and He is One – a tri-unity. Jesus is God and man – two natures, yet one person. The Scripture is God’s word and man’s word. Holy Trinity Sunday is a feast without a narrative. No story. The best we have is Jesus telling the disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost – are rich historic narratives for these days. But the text behind the Holy Trinity Sunday is a doctrine, not a narrative; a summary of the mystery of the God who made the heavens and the earth; the God who revealed Himself to Moses in a burning bush; the God who led Israel out of captivity into freedom; the God who made Himself concretely known and knowable in the incarnation of His Son Jesus Christ; the God who blows His Spirit-breath through His Church and raises the dead to life.
The Athanasian Creed says: “There is one person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Spirit. But the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit have one divinity, equal glory and coeternal
majesty…The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. However, there are not three gods, but one God.”
The Holy Trinity is about a living relationship, communion within God and with God. The Father begets His Son; the Spirit proceeds from Father and Son. God is never alone, even when He is alone. Together as One the undivided holy Trinity creates, redeems, makes holy. Each divine Person doing His personal thing, yet always as One. And you, baptized “in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” enter into the triune love and life of God. The Father is your Father. Jesus the Son is your Brother. The Spirit is your Advocate, Guide, and Friend. You are a member of God’s family; you live in triune communion with God – with the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit.
1 Deut 4:32-34.39-40; Ps 33:4-220.127.116.11-19.20.22(R.12b) Rom 8:14-17; Accl Rev 1:8 Gosp Mt 28:16-20 MOST HOLY TRINITY (SOLEMNITY)
1. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit…. (Seven times)
2. I love You dear Heavenly Father, precious Jesus and beautiful Holy Spirit (Pray with a posture of deep adoration for SEVEN TIMES)
Exercise: With faith in the Trinity, make a prayer request to God.
Meditation: 2 Corinthians 13:14.