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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – June 12, 2022 – Liturgical calendar


June 12, 2022(Readings on the USCCB website)


Trinity Sunday: God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to mankind your marvelous mystery, grant us, we pray you, that by professing the true faith, we recognize the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, mighty in majesty. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

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Entrance antiphon:

Blessed be God the Father and the only begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.

Preface: The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity:

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Lord, Holy Father, Almighty and Eternal God.
For with your only begotten Son and the Holy Spirit you are one God, one Lord: not in the unity of one person, but in a Trinity of one substance.
For what you have revealed to us of your glory, we also believe of your Son and of the Holy Spirit, so that, in the confession of the true and eternal Divinity, you may be adored in that which is proper to each Person, their unity. in substance, and their equality in majesty.
For this praised by the angels and the archangels, the cherubim also and the seraphim, who do not cease crying every day, as with one voice they acclaim:

The fundamental dogma, on which everything is based in Christianity, is that of the Holy Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity must be understood and celebrated as an extension of the mysteries of Christ and as the solemn expression of our faith in this Trinitarian life of the divine Persons, to which Baptism and the Redemption which Christ has won for us have given us access. Only in heaven will we properly understand what it means, in union with Christ, to share as sons the very life of God.

The feast of the Holy Trinity was introduced in the 9th century and was not inserted into the general calendar of the Church until the 14th century by Pope John XXII. But the cult of the Trinity is of course found throughout the liturgy. The Church constantly makes us praise and adore the thrice-holy God who has thus shown us his mercy and has given us a share in his life.

Trinity Sunday
The dogma of faith which is the object of the feast is this: There is one God and in this one God there are three divine Persons; the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God. Yet there are not three Gods, but one eternal and incomprehensible God! The Father is no more God than the Son, and the Son is no more God than the Holy Spirit. The Father is the first Divine Person; the Son is the second divine Person, begotten of the nature of the Father from all eternity; the Holy Spirit is the third divine Person, proceeding from the Father and the Son. No mortal can fully fathom this sublime truth. But I humbly submit and say: Lord, I believe, help my weak faith.Why is this feast celebrated at this precise moment? It can be interpreted as a finale to all previous parties. All three people contributed and shared in the work of redemption. The Father sent his Son to earth, because “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”. The Father has called us to faith. The Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, became man and died for us. He redeemed us and made us children of God. He always remains the liturgist par excellence to whom we are united in all sacred functions. After the ascension of Christ, however, the Holy Spirit became our Teacher, our Leader, our Guide, our Comforter. On solemn occasions, thanksgiving Te Deum rises spontaneously from Christian hearts. The feast of the Most Holy Trinity may well be considered the feast of the Church Te Deum of gratitude for all the blessings of the Christmas and Easter seasons; for this mystery is a synthesis of Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. This feast, which falls on the first Sunday after Pentecost, should remind us that in reality each Sunday is consecrated to the honor of the Most Holy Trinity, that each Sunday is sanctified and consecrated to the Triune God. Sunday after Sunday we should remember in a spirit of gratitude the gifts that the Holy Trinity bestows on us. The Father created and predestined us; on the first day of the week he began the work of creation. The Son has redeemed us; Sunday is the “Lord’s Day”, the day of his resurrection. The Holy Spirit has sanctified us, made us his temple; on Sunday, the Holy Spirit descended on the nascent Church. Sunday is therefore the day of the Most Holy Trinity. -Extract of The Church’s Year of GracePie ParschSymbols of the Trinity: Equilateral triangle.e; Circle of Eternity; Three intertwined circles; Triangle to circle; Circle in Triangle; Circle and triangle intertwined; Two interlocking triangles in the shape of a Star of David; Two star of David shaped triangles intertwined with circle; Clover; Clover and Triangle; Spiked Clover; Triquetra; Triquetra and circle; Shield of the Holy Trinity; Three Pisces linked together in the shape of a triangle; Overlapping cross and triangle; Fleur-de-lis; St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock.Things to do:

  • Depending on the age of the family members, research Trinity symbols and create something for your family table centerpiece, or something for your family altar, such as a small banner or poster. It can be as little as a 4×6 photograph or something to use every year as a backdrop or wall hanging.
  • Think of different foods to serve that may reflect Trinity symbolism. An example is clover leaf rolls. These rolls are formed with three balls of dough placed in a hole in the muffin pan for each roll. They are easy to do. Use your favorite bread recipe (you can even buy frozen bread or bread dough) or search the internet for one of many examples.
  • The Directory on Popular Piety explains some of the pious exercises related to devotion to the Holy or Holy Trinity. Three very simple prayers are the sign of the cross, Gloria Patri (Glory to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, etc.) and the trisagion (meaning “thrice holy”): “Holy God, Holy Almighty, Holy Immortal, Have mercy on us.” This is only one version, there are many others, and it is usually found in Eastern liturgies.