The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin:
'triad’, meaning: "threefold") holds that God is
one God, but three equal persons —the Father,
the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as
"one God in three Divine persons".
In the name of the Father…
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most
precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in
reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended.
God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification,
made known to the human race your wondrous mystery; grant us, we pray, that in professing the
true faith, may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty.
Troitsa, also called The Hospitality of Abraham, is
an icon created by Russian painter Andrei Rublev
in the 15th century.
The Trinity depicts the three angels who visited
Abraham at the Oak of Mamre (Genesis 18:1–8),
but the painting is full of symbolism and is
interpreted as an icon of the Holy Trinity.
The "New Testament Trinity" depicts the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit distinctly, and
although far more familiar from Western models,
is actually of Greek origin.
God is the Father
God is the Son
God is the Holy Spirt
The Father is not the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is not the Son
The Son is not the Father
• The Trinity is beyond reason and can only be known by revelation.
• The Father, Son, and Spirit are equal in their divine attributes. Yet each relates to mankind in a different way because God
has a specific role.
• The word Trinity is not found in the Bible, but the truth of it is. While there's only one God, the Godhead consists of three
distinct persons - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All are equally omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, eternal, and
unchanging, but each one has unique functions.
• While the developed doctrine of the Trinity is not explicit in the books that constitute the New Testament, the New
Testament possesses a "triadic" understanding of God and contains a number of Trinitarian formulas.
• Scripture shows how each member of the Trinity fulfills each specific role, and it also reveals how those three roles
interrelate. One God in three persons functioning uniquely and perfectly.
• God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, dwells in our soul in a special way through sanctifying grace. This truth should
fill us with immense JOY!
• St. Teresa (my patron saint), tells us that as she considered the presence of the Three Divine Persons in her soul, she was
amazed “at seeing so much majesty in a thing as lowly as my soul”; then Our Lord said to her: “It is not lowly, my
daughter, because it is made in my own image.”
• God’s indwelling in our soul should spur us to be thankful, and to deal with each “Person” more frequently, and to
correspond with love to the immense Love the Triune God has for us by glorifying God with and throughout our life.
• The Father, Son, and Spirit are equal in their divine attributes. Yet each relates to mankind in a different way because of
specific roles. It's very important to understand this distinction: We do not have three gods; we have one God in three
persons functioning uniquely and perfectly.
• God the Father is the first person of the
• The Father creates a plan. The Father set
into motion a complex set of events,
actions, and prophecies which culminated in
the life and death of a Savior.
• The Father designed and organized how
mankind would be redeemed (Galatian 4:4-
God the Son
• God the Son is the second person of the
• Jesus Christ implements the plan.
• The Son carried out the plan (John 6:37-38).
The Son followed the Father's instructions
to come to earth, even though that meant
He would have to die.
• The Son (Jesus): is the visible image of the
invincible God. By whom all things that were
created and all things consist. He is the head
of the Church which is His body and it is in
Him that we receive reconciliation
to God through the blood of His cross
(Colossians 1:15-20; John 1: 1-14).
• As applied to Jesus, the term is a reference
to his role as the Messiah, the King chosen
• The doctrine of the Trinity identifies Jesus
as God the Son, identical in essence but
distinct in person with regard to God the
Father and God the Holy Spirit (the first and
third Persons of the Trinity).
• The Holy Spirit is the third person of the
• The Holy Spirit administers the plan.
• The Holy Spirit sees to it that every person
feels a call toward God's saving grace (John
14:26, John 16:8; and Romans 1:19-20).
Furthermore, He transforms the lives and
hearts of those who receive salvation
through Jesus Christ.
• Christians receive the Fruits of the Holy
Spirit by means of his mercy and grace,
through the Sacraments.
• Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost. It’s a
celebration of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three
Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The
feast was celebrated on this day from as early as the 10th
• Trinity Sunday is when the church year begins, and each Sunday
up until Advent is numbered from this date.
• Sundays are a holy day in Christianity, and Trinity Sunday is
particularly holy. This is the first Sunday after Pentecost, and
celebrates the Holy Trinity – the father, the son, and the holy
ghost. On this day Christians worship God and give thanks for
everything the Trinity has done to save us from sin. (see slide 8)
• In the Catholic Church it is officially known as the Solemnity of
the Most Holy Trinity. Trinity Sunday was established as a
Double of the Second Class by Pope John XXII to celebrate
the Trinity. It was raised to the dignity of a Double of the First
Class by Pope Pius X on 24 July 1911. The ”Class” references,
refer to the ranking of liturgical days in the Roman Rite.
• The whole idea of the Trinity is that it’s supposed to be beyond
human comprehension, so people need to know it as well as
they can through through worship, symbol, and faith.
• The theologians in the early church tried to describe this wonderful reality that we call Trinity. They developed a
word to describe the dynamic relationship between the Persons of the Trinity and the community of believers –
perichoresis, or dance.
• Each person of the Trinity loves, adores, defers to, and rejoices in the others. That creates a dynamic, pulsating
dance of joy and love.
• The Trinity is encircling and embracing us; a graceful movement of an endless circle of loving attentiveness into
which we are invited as partners who must, in our turn, draw others in the dance by our loving outreach to them.
• All of God’s creation includes a rhythm for the dance of the Trinity. For example, each breath we take has a rhythm.
Each step we take has a rhythm. Each beat of our hearts has a rhythm. The rain falling from the sky has a rhythm.
The waves of an ocean lapping along a shoreline has a rhythm. The gallop of horses through an open field have a
• God created life on earth with joy and love, and calls us to love each other and be filled with Joy and dance.
• To better understand this joy and love, and our role as partners in the dance of the Trinity, God the Father sent God
the Son (Jesus Christ) to dwell among us, and to teach us of God’s love, to adore, praise and worship God, and
God’s invitation to each of us to rejoice and love one another. Jesus gave us a new commandment to love one
another. John 3:34 “I give to you, love one another as I have loved you.” If we all lived by this commandment, there
would be no hate, no racism, and no injustice on this earth we all call home.
• We were created to love, be joyful, care and protect all of God’s creation, and to praise our God.
• Equality comes from GOD not man!
• We are all created equal in human dignity.
• Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our
image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over
the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and
over the livestock and over all the earth and over every
creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created
man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
• God created us so that the joy God has might be ours. God
doesn’t simply think or talk in isolation. God enjoys
Oneself! God celebrates with infinite and eternal intensity
the beauty of being the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And
we’ve been created to join together in this celebration of
• 1 Corinthians 3:16 ”You are holy, for you are God’s temple
and God dwells in you.”
• Galatian 3:27-28 “All Christians are one in Christ Jesus.”
Lord God, creator of all, we seek your guidance during this time of great unrest and violence.
Open our hearts and minds to those experiences, which we may never know.
Give us the strength to remain strong in the face of racism.
Grant that we may always see your image in our neighbour; for the spark of life within each of your children is the spark of your
Allow us to examine our own biases, and our systems which perpetuate oppression and supremacy.
Good and gracious God, please protect your children who speak out against injustice and the rights of all your people.
Bless the souls of those individuals who have lost their lives due to the sin of racism and may their families find peace in justice.
Guide our government officials to protect human rights and strive for ongoing progress towards anti-racism.
We pray in your name Lord Jesus.
In the name of the Father…
Glory be to the Father!
Glory be to the Son!
Glory be to the Holy Spirit!
“To You be praise, to You be glory, to You be thanksgiving, world without end,
O Blessed Trinity!”