Sunday, June 7, 2009

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday (really- "The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity,") is one of the few feasts that celebrates a church doctrine rather than an event or person. On Trinity Sunday we remember and honor our eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts only one day, which is symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.

The Trinity is a very hard doctrine to explain, on account that it is not about one individual person, or event. It is a unity and relationships between God, the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit. The doctrine of three persons in one God, equal in divinity yet different in personality, is not necessarily spelled out in the Bible.

God, is the One who is above time. God, who lives above all time, consists in the Holy Trinity; the Cause, the Maker, and the Perfecter. That is, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But they are not that separate from each other, neither are they so combined together to be restricted to one person.

Jesus often refers to God as His Father. Jesus is also God's only begotten Son. So, in this relationship between Son and Father we are brought in as God's children, Jesus' brothers and sisters. This love, and relationship between the Father to His Son, and then to us, is what the Holy Spirit is; God's mystical breath that consumes each of us completely.

Glory be to the Father, Who by His almighty power and love created me,making me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son, Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell, and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit, Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.

Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity, now and forever. Amen.