Sunday, June 3, 2012

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

 "All three in a great dynamic of love,
are so close that they are One God." ~ Fr. John Foley, S. J.

Trinity, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1518

Trinity Sunday, officially "The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity," is one of the few feasts of the Christian Year that celebrates a reality and doctrine rather than an event or person. On Trinity Sunday we remember and honor the eternal God: Father, Son, and 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 Eastern Churches have no tradition of Trinity Sunday, arguing that they celebrate the Trinity every Sunday. Westerners do as well, although they set aside a special feast day for the purpose.

"O Trinity, eternal Trinity! Fire, abyss of love
was it necessary that you should give
even the Holy Trinity as food for souls?
You gave us not only your Word
through the Redemption and in the Eucharist,
but you also gave Yourself
in the fullness of love for Your creature."
St Catherine of Siena

“The goal of the Eucharist is precisely,
the communion of mankind with Christ
and, in Him, with the Father and with the Holy Spirit.’”

Pope Bl John Paul II

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the
Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now
and will be forever. AMEN.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, what is the name of the Second painting? The one with Jesus as King and the Father holding the earth?