Year B, Lectionary 165
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
"This coming Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. While the Trinity might evoke a “Ho-hum, don’t we know that already …” response from many Catholics, the doctrine of the Trinity is essential to—and distinctive of—the Christian faith and is vital to our daily prayer and walk with God. The doctrine of the Trinity touches on who God is; if one has this doctrine wrong, one has the wrong idea of God and..."
John Bergsma. "Trinity Sunday!." The Sacred Page. May 29, 2021
Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22
"People sometimes give the impression that Jesus was a holy man of God, but through the centuries the Church imposed on him a strange and alien identity, as a member of the Trinity. What has this got to do with Jesus of Nazareth? But from the very beginning, the earliest disciples had an intuition that in him God was disclosed as somehow Triune. In today’s reading, Jesus commands the disciples to baptise ‘in the name..."
Fr. Timothy Radcliffe. "Overflowing Love." Torch. May 26, 2015
"The Blessed Trinity – the mystery of mysteries! Perhaps, with the help of a few lines taken from a 1910 operetta, we might come to a little understanding of what we shall be celebrating on Trinity Sunday."
Fr. Peter Clarke. "The Mystery of Life, The Mystery of Love." Torch. June 3, 2012
"'Go, make disciples of all the nations, baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit'. Recently I was returning from baptizing a baby. Mum and dad come from different continents, let alone nations. They were Christ's disciples, and in asking to have their child baptized, they knew that the Lord was indeed with them, and their newly-born and newly-baptized baby, till the end of time."
Fr. Peter Harries. "The Faith of the Apostles." Torch. June 7, 2009
"When the eleven disciples were summoned by Jesus to the mountain in Galilee to meet him, in Galilee where he had begun his public ministry, they were acting under obedience. The Jesus they met was the glorified Jesus eternally in the presence of God. The passage of Matthew's Gospel (28:16-20) has been described as the climax to the entire Gospel -- a majestic pronouncement and commissioning. And rightly so because it comes from the risen..."
Fr. Denis Geraghty. "The Promise of Hope." Torch. June 11, 2006
"It may be true that the 'mystery' of the Trinity is not a mystery of the Agatha Christie kind, not something hidden to be puzzled out, but something revealed to be explored ever more deeply. But the fact is that we do find Trinitarianism baffling, and it can be a source of great anxiety; and with good reason, because it's so easy when talking about the Trinity to say the wrong thing."
Fr. Richard Ounsworth. "Trinitarian Lives." Torch. June 15, 2003
"Today we celebrate the eternal mystery, the mystery of mysteries. Today we celebrate the mystery of the most Holy Trinity. It is the eternal mystery and the mystery of mysteries. It is a basic doctrine of the Church and the pillar on which all profession of the Christian faith stands. It is a mystery that is less understandable with our heads but which our hearts must live. It teaches us that there are three distinct..."
Father Lawrence Obilor. "One God. Eternal communion." A Catholic Moment. May 30, 2021
"‘Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’ Or more literally: ‘into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’ That’s also what the original Creed says: ‘I believe into God the Father... and into the Son... and into the Holy Spirit.’ We are on a journey into God, a journey into..."
Fr. Matthew Jarvis. "Journeying into Love." Torch. May 23, 2018