June 7, 2020 - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Dear Friends in Christ:
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. (2 Cor 13:14)
This weekend we celebrate Trinity Sunday…officially called "The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity." It is one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event.
On Trinity Sunday, Christians remember and honor the 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 mystery. By mystery the Church does not mean a riddle, but rather the Trinity is a reality above our human comprehension that we may begin to grasp, but ultimately we will only know through worship, symbol, and faith.
If we reflect on the mystery of the Trinity, we can see also that it is the way that God has been revealed to us, as Father; as the Son, Jesus; and as the Holy Spirit or the Advocate.
We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula: God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—are all equally God, and They cannot be divided.
This week take some time to meditate on the place of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in your life.