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Sign of peace for Ukraine? Dove lands on Holy Trinity image during liturgy in Ukraine in viral video

Wow… what do you think? The world is watching Ukraine endure the tragic war with Russia over its homeland. Just before war broke out on Thursday, February 24, a Facebook user published a video clip of a liturgy in Ukraine. The video shows a white dove landing on an image of the Holy Trinity as […]

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Lent invites us to the Holy Spirit, master of the interior life

As we continue our journey through Lent, our task is to keep our attention on the paschal mystery of the Lord Jesus Christ, namely his passion, death and resurrection. We are called to direct all that we do towards this singular and moving mystery. As we try to understand this mystery, we are guided by […]

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God the Holy Spirit [Who is He and What Does He Do?] – Pastor Ted Wilson

We have heard about God the Son and God the Father in previous episodes. In this video, Pastor Ted Wilson talks about the Third Person of the Trinity. He is invisible but existent—God the Holy Spirit. Our fifth fundamental belief says, “God the Eternal Spirit was active with the Father and the Son in creation, […]

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Holy Spirit, impersonal force or loving friend? | Opinion

IIt drives me crazy to read any article or book where the Holy Spirit is mentioned as a nebulous force or energy! The Holy Spirit is not some force or an “it”. An “it” cannot teach you. An “it” cannot comfort you, sustain you, or guide you to all truth! And that’s what Jesus said […]

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Pastor Raymond Vietmeier’s new publication “A Study of the Holy Spirit” is an articulate exploration of what is known about the Holy Spirit

MEADVILLE, PA (PRWEB) January 26, 2022 “A Study of the Holy Spirit”: an informative study of a key point of faith. “A Study of the Holy Spirit” is the creation of published author, Pastor Raymond Vietmeier, an ordained independent minister. Pastor Vietmeier shares, “The author, Pastor Raymond Vietmeier was awakened one night and led […]

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Pastor Raymond Vietmeier’s short story “A Study of the Holy Spirit” is an articulate exploration of what is known about the Holy Spirit | News

MEADVILLE, Pa., January 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “A Study of the Holy Spirit”: an informative study of a key point of faith. “A Study of the Holy Spirit” is the creation of published author Pastor Raymond Vietmeieran ordained independent minister. Pastor Vietmeier shares, “The author, Pastor Raymond Vietmeier was awakened one night and directed by […]

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May the Holy Spirit renew in us the grace of Baptism

Angelus Angelus Dómini nuntiávit Mariæ.And concépit of Spiritu Sancto.Ave Maria … Ecce ancilla Dómini.Fiat mihi secúndum verbum tuum.Ave Maria … And Verbum caro factum est.And habitávit in nobis.Ave Maria … Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei genetrix.Ut digni efficiámur promissiónibus Christi. Oremus.Grátiam tuam, quǽsumus, Dómine,mentibus nostris infunde;ut qui, Ángelo nuntiánte, Christi Fílii tui incarnatiónem cognóvimus, per […]

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How can a Christian not believe in the Holy Spirit?

Through Oscar Amaechina, Opinion contributor | Thursday, September 30, 2021 I recently observed that the least known person in the Trinity is the Holy Spirit. Lack of knowledge of the Holy Spirit could also be responsible for the lack of revival in churches around the world. In 2009, Barna Group conducted a study which found […]

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Yes there is a Holy Spirit

Through Robin schumacher, Exclusive columnist | Monday, September 20, 2021 “Some 62% of born-again Christians who self-identify hold that the Holy Spirit is not an actual living being, but is simply a symbol of the power, presence or purity of God, ”says the latest survey from the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian. University. This […]

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Discover the Holy Trinity in a New Way with this Ancient Icon | Catholic National Register

You have probably seen many artists perform the Trinity: at Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, there is the Son of God in the water, God the Father in the clouds, and the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, hovering like a dove above the head of Jesus. Or sometimes you see them […]

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A Holy Trinity in ancient Egypt

For most people today, “the Trinity” is a distinctly Christian concept, referring to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But as Jennifer Williams, a specialist in African-American studies, writes, it was not the first religious trinity. Christianity borrowed the idea from the ancient Egyptians, making significant changes along the way. Williams notes that […]

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The Holy Spirit is God

This is another part of a series of excerpts from “What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity,” published by the High Street Press of the MBC (visit highstreet.press). In some ways, the Holy Spirit is the neglected, if not forgotten, member of the Trinity. The biblical doctrines of foreknowledge, election, predestination, and adoption awaken […]

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The dogma of the Holy Trinity is the foundation of Christian life | Catholic National Register

If it is true that God loves us – that he is even Love – then why would he not want to show himself to us? There should be little debate – for believers, that is – that the dogma of the Trinity remains thefundamental truth of the Christian life, no greater than one can […]

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The Holy Trinity, a “wonderful mystery” of love and unity, says the Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Although intellectually difficult to understand, the mystery of the Holy Trinity is understood in the heart as the revelation of God’s love for all men and women, Pope Francis said. The Christian belief that the persons of the Holy Trinity “are not three gods” but rather “one God in three persons” […]

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The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians | Catholic National Register

Speaking out of the blue, the Pope added that it may not be easy to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity, but that it is possible for everyone to “live this mystery”. VATICAN CITY – On the occasion of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis has declared that unity is essential […]

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Love is the key to understanding the mystery of the Holy Trinity – Catholic Philly

Mgr. Joseph Prior By Mgr. Joseph Prior • Posted on May 28, 2021 (See the readings of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 30) Like most priests, I have had the great privilege of seeing many couples take their marriage vows. The normal course of preparation is for the couple to help prepare […]

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Be true to our real name

On Trinity Sunday we consider the name of God, Father, Son, and Spirit. It is more than a theological dogma about God. It is also a doctrine about us. It is an expression of who we are. We are baptized in the name of God. May 28, 2021 trinity sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4: 32-34, 19-40; […]

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Chronicle: Holy Trinity Sunday has an important message

The image represents three divine persons at a table. Reflecting our beliefs about the Trinity, the three divine creatures are equal. They are the same shape and size, they carry the same sticks in their hands, and they sit on the same type of throne. However, the three divine beings are distinct from each other. […]

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Pope to Regina Coeli: “The Holy Spirit gives us courage, hope and faith”

Pope Francis reflects on the action of the Holy Spirit who is “like a strong wind that blows freely” and invites the faithful to open their hearts to the gift of the Spirit and to come out to witness to the love of the Lord . By Linda Bordoni On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis invited […]

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4 ways to increase the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life

Some tips for welcoming the Holy Spirit with renewed fervor and availability. One day, the Apostles ask Jesus: “Lord, increase faith in us. And Jesus answers them with the parable of the mustard seed. We too might be tempted to ask for a greater measure of the Holy Spirit in order to be able to […]

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The Holy Spirit is poured out | Community

This weekend is Pentecost Sunday, the culmination of the “real time” of the Church year. The Christian church celebrates the fact that the Holy Spirit has been poured out on all nations. The “real time” of the feast of the half of the church year means that we are following the exact chronology of Jesus’ […]

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The Holy Spirit: the gift of confirmation

The sculpted pediment (white marble) – representing the Holy Trinity – surmounting the high altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Antwerp. The church is the largest Gothic building in the Netherlands. iStock / manx_in_the_world The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Most Holy Trinity and the gift of the sacrament of […]

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Gift of the Holy Spirit connects people to Christ, says Pope in audience

Each Christian is unique because the Holy Spirit inspires something new and original in each person, creating “an endless field of holiness,” Pope Francis said. “The one God, the Trinity of love, allows the variety of witnesses to flourish – all are equal in dignity, but also unique in the beauty that the Spirit wanted […]

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The Holy Spirit enables our encounter with Jesus

“I too kneel in the streets of Myanmar and say stop the violence! I too stretch out my arms and say: let dialogue prevail! ”. “Blood doesn’t solve anything. May dialogue prevail ”. Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The Holy Spirit “reminds us of Jesus and makes him present to us, so that he does not […]

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Gift of the Holy Spirit connects people to Christ, says Pope Francis in audience

VATICAN CITY – Every Christian is unique because the Holy Spirit inspires something new and original in each person, creating “an endless field of holiness,” Pope Francis said. “The one God, the Trinity of love, allows the variety of witnesses to flourish – all are equal in dignity, but also unique in the beauty that […]

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is, according to Christians, the eternal, active and personal presence of God. Major Christian beliefs describe God as a Trinity – three persons in one – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Christianity teaches that the Holy Spirit is not a powerful force or a generalized supernatural presence, but a personal being who […]

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LIVE IN THE LIGHT: The Holy Spirit is the promise of Jesus | Lifestyles

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Comforter [the Holy Spirit], to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him because he lives with you and will be in you. John 14: 16-17 […]

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50 Bible Verses About The Holy Spirit You Should Know

For a majority of Christians, the Holy Spirit is one-third of the Trinity, and memorizing verses on the Spirit of God is encouraged to do so. “The Triune God,” also known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is mentioned several times in the Bible. There are two symbols in the New Testament that are […]

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Ethics and religion discussion: What is the Holy Spirit?

Reverend Steven Manskar, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, responds: “The symbol of Nicaea tells us that the Holy Spirit is ‘the Lord, who gives life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.’ The […]

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The Divinity and Personality of the Holy Spirit – Sunday Magazine – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

When Paul went to Ephesus and asked the disciples if they were receiving the Holy Spirit, when they believed they replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit” (Acts 19). : 1-2). If such a question were to be asked of us today, the answer would most likely be, “Ah, […]

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12 things to know and share about the Holy Trinity | Catholic National Register

The Church teaches that the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith. But what do you know about this mystery? What is his story ? What does it mean? And how to prove it? Here are 12 things to know and share … 1. Where does the word “Trinity” come from? It […]

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At public mass at Waldorf Church, Archbishop Gregory says the Holy Trinity invites people to a deeper life in God – Catholic Standard

Celebrating the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity and the recent resumption of public Masses at St. Peter’s Church in Waldorf, Maryland, Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory joined the parish for Mass on June 7. It was the second weekend that parishes in southern Maryland opened their doors for public masses as local jurisdictions began to […]

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A smart way to explain the Holy Trinity to children

Why not take this opportunity to enter more deeply with your children into the Trinitarian mystery? The feast of the Holy Trinity is the perfect opportunity to explain this great mystery to your children. Start by talking about the word “Trinity” itself. Why not together try to think of other words beginning with the prefix […]

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Claimed in the name of the Trinity

There are two towns relatively close to us here on the west coast of Florida that are of tremendous historical significance, St Augustine, Florida and Savannah, Georgia. Each was the place where explorers landed and claimed land for their king. June 07, 2020 trinity sundayReadings: Exodus 34: 4b-6, 8-9; 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13; Gospel: John […]

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Mary adapting man to the Most Holy Trinity

God made man for God. Men, however, live for everything except God. Men are interested in accessible goods. Spiritual and elevated goods are of little interest. And although God knows it, He nevertheless intends man for what is best: participation in the Divine Life of the Most Holy Trinity. And despite the infinite distance between […]

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Superlative Love

At the start of my college career, a professor of creative philosophy introduced me to René Descartes. The young Jesuit described Descartes as a passionate seeker of certainty. Descartes has decided to doubt everything until he comes to an indisputable fact. Descartes climbed into a closet devoid of sensory distractions where he could doubt in […]

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Today’s Gospel in Art – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The Trinity in its Glory, by Jean Fouquet, 1445 © Musée Condé, Chantilly, France June 7, 2020 – John 3: 16-18 Jesus said to Nicodemus: “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that all who believe in him do not get lost but can have eternal life. For God […]

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On Hope and the Holy Spirit | Catholic National Register

“Be worthy of the flame that consumes you.” —Paul Claudel When a word is spoken, does something happen? Take the word hope, for example. When you hear it, is something calculated? In other words, will it mean extra-mental reality in your mind, or is it just sound and spelling? Samuel Johnson, in his famous dictionary […]

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Pope to Regina Caeli: ‘the Holy Spirit illuminates our steps’

Pope Francis’ catechesis for the Sixth Sunday of Easter is devoted to the gratuity of God’s love and the gift of the Holy Spirit. By Vatican News Pope Francis prayed the Regina Caeli on Sunday and addressed the faithful, connected by live stream, at the Vatican Apostolic Library, encouraging them to live the Gospel with […]

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Was Tertullian the first to claim that the Holy Spirit is a person?

The traditional teaching of the church about God is that God is a Trinity of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. Anyone who reads my blog a lot knows that I was a Trinitarian for twenty-two years, then I changed to believe that the Bible presents […]

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infomercial | Father, Son and Holy Spirit – do they make a trinity? | Remark

It is commonly accepted that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit form a Trinity; further, that the concept of the Trinity is difficult to explain but must be accepted by faith. But, does the alleged difficulty in explaining it really expose us to adopting questionable ideas that might be damaging to accept? First […]

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Greek National Day commemorating Holy Spirit Monday – Greek City Times

Today is Holy Spirit Monday, Agios Pnevmatos, and a national holiday in Greece, which is the day after Pentecost, fifty days after Greek Orthodox Easter. In Greek Orthodox churches, it is a three-day religious celebration, with many festivities, because it is a joyous occasion and also called by many the second Easter. Agios Pnevmatos is […]

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Loved, forgiven and empowered, the actions of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

The three meditations are truly Trinitarian: they each express the action of one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. We are loved. We are forgiven. We are empowered. June 16, 2019 Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityReadings: Proverbs 8: 22-31;Romans 5: 1-5;Gospel: John 16: 12-15 For many years, I have encouraged people, young and […]

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The Holy Trinity: Reflection on Trinity Sunday | The Guardian Nigeria News

Trinity Sunday is a very special Sunday of the liturgical year. The Church year revolves around the orbits of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus Christ, commemorating his life and activities here on earth, namely: his coming, birth, manifestation, passion, death, resurrection , his ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday, which is […]

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Loved, forgiven and strengthened, the actions of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

The three meditations are truly Trinitarian: they each express the action of one of the Persons of the Holy Trinity. We are loved. We are forgiven. We are empowered. June 16, 2019 Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityReadings: Proverbs 8:22-31;Romans 5:1-5;Gospel: John 16:12-15 For many years I have encouraged people, young and old, to join […]

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Lessons of love from the Most Holy Trinity | Catholic National Register

Man is created in the image and likeness of God – a tripersonal God, a God who gives life, a God who is Love. If I had a dollar for every priest who could start his Trinity Sunday sermon with, “This is a mystery,” I would be a rich man. The Holy Trinity is a […]

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: All the names of love

When the day came that my niece was finally able to adopt the two children who had been placed in her foster home, they celebrated their day of becoming a “family forever” as the greatest of their lives. They continue to celebrate each “adoptive” as a wonderful reminder that they have chosen to love each […]

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: divine communion

Sunday Bible Readings, June 16, 2019 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Cycle C 1) Prov 8: 22-31 Psalm 8: 4-9 2) Rom 5: 1-5 Gospel: Jn 16,12-15 divine communion Something remarkable unfolded as Parisians watched the roof and spire of their city’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral quickly ablaze about two months ago. Strangers […]

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The Trust Walk – Let the Holy Spirit Be Our Guide

On retreats as a teenager, I remember taking confidence walks. We were blindfolded and guided by another person around obstacles, bends and bends, and through narrow doors, the purpose being to instill trust in God through the one in charge. The feeling of loss of control and helplessness is overwhelming and frightening. With each step, […]

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church to welcome Reverend Jon C. Emanuelson

Boston Greek Orthodox Metropolis, Parish Council and members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, announced the arrival of their new Pastor (Proistamenos), Rev. Jon C. Emanuelson, according to a press release from Peter Mars. of the parish council of the Holy Trinity. Emanuelson will begin his pastoral leadership on March 1 at the church in […]

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The divinity of the Holy Spirit

This is the second in a two-part series on the Personality and Divinity of the Holy Spirit. In the previous column, we looked at the biblical evidence for the personality of the Holy Spirit; that is, the Spirit is an He, not an that. Once Spirit’s personality is established, his divinity is a biblically faithful […]

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Holy Spirit, Procession, and the love of his Father and Son

This is from an exchange on the Coming Home Network forum, where I was moderator from 2007-2010. * * * * * Yesterday I attended a “Body Theology” class with a workbook: Into the Heart: A Journey Through the Theology of the Body, by Christopher West, 2009. The speaker provided the following quote without quote […]

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The Way, the Truth, the Life and the Holy Trinity | Catholic National Register

In this way we can experience the mystery of the Holy and Undivided Trinity. When Jesus says: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me”, does he mean the Holy Trinity? Here is my reasoning. The Way can be understood as the physical aspect of […]

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Does the Holy Spirit have a sex? – Catholic Telegraph

Q: A friend of mine calls the Holy Spirit “her”. I have heard the theory that the Holy Spirit is a feminine manifestation of the divine. Does this conform to Catholic teaching? A: God transcends gender, that is, the divine is neither masculine nor feminine. However, God is a person, not an “it” and therefore […]

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The Holy Trinity is the closeness of God to humanity

UNDERSTANDING GOD By Mgr. John Wynand Katende Monotheists (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) believe that God is far too great for a human to fully understand. There is a huge gap between God and mankind. God belongs to the invisible world and we belong to the visible world. God must therefore reveal himself to us and […]

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Holy Trinity: some analogies to help us understand

CS Lewis made a famous analogy of “flatland”, squares and cubes in his Pure christianity. He said that the inhabitants of the plain could not imagine a two-dimensional plane, and that those of this world without a third dimension could not imagine the third. Yet all three do exist, and a cube has a “unit” […]

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Holy Spirit Monday – Greek City Times

Today is Holy Spirit Monday and a national holiday in Greece, which is the day after Pentecost, fifty days after Greek Orthodox Easter. In Greek Orthodox churches, it is a three-day religious celebration, with many festivities, because it is a joyous occasion and also called by many the second Easter. In the biblical story, 50 […]

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The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity: an invitation to intimacy

Throughout the year, our parish receives requests from people who feel drawn to the Catholic faith. Some of these people have never been baptized in any faith. May 27, 2018 Trinity Sunday (year B)Readings: Deuteronomy 4: 32-34, 39-40Romans 8: 14-17Gospel: Matthew 28: 16-20 Throughout the year, our parish receives requests from people who feel drawn […]

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Today, Orthodox and Greek Catholics celebrate Holy Trinity Day

The Trinity is considered one of the biggest holidays after Easter and Christmas. It is still celebrated on Sunday, eight weeks after Easter Sunday. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is an important concept in most […]

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The Most Holy Trinity is the model of our love and of our lives

Madeleines are the most famous pastries in literature. One of these small French shell-shaped sponge cake, soaked in tea, began the long journey in memory that is Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. You have what we now call a Proustian moment when an object or incident triggers a flood of long dormant […]

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Why Some Christians Are Not Open to the Holy Spirit: Scot McKnight

Through Brandon showalter, Christian Post reporter | Sunday 20 May 2018 Scottish McKnight. | (Photo: Courtesy of Scot McKnight) A New Testament scholar discusses a subject that has confused sincere Christians through the ages: the identity and function of the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Scot McKnight, 64, a New Testament professor […]

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Father, Son and Holy Spirit | The Guardian Nigeria News

According to Christian dogma, one of the doctrines of the Church is the inseparability or oneness of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. She has been called the Holy Trinity, or the Three Persons of Divinity. It is said that God is a trinity in unity, three in one. Since the word Trinity […]

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Fan compares DCEU Trinity to Holy Trinity in new infographic

With decades of history, passionate fan bases, and cultural recognition, the trio of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman is significant. All three teamed up on screen last year Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and should meet in November Justice League. And one DC fan argues that these on-screen representations have a rather divine connection. […]

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5 books to read to learn more about the Holy Spirit

Pixabay The approach of Pentecost is a great time to reflect more on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the role it plays in our individual lives. The incredible blessing available to every Christian is the gift of the Holy Ghost, but sometimes we can forget it’s there, feel confused about its purpose, or […]

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5 Books You Should Read to Learn About the Holy Spirit

Pixabay The approach of Pentecost is an ideal time to reflect more on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the role it plays in our individual lives. The incredible blessing available to every Christian is the gift of the Holy Spirit, but sometimes we can forget it’s there, feel confused about its purpose, or […]

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50 biblical proofs of the Holy Trinity | Catholic National Register

In short, the Holy Trinity is the belief that the one God subsists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, Jesus (who took flesh in the incarnation and became man) and God the Holy Spirit. They are all God, with the same divine attributes, but relate to each other as Subject and Object. […]

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Is the Holy Spirit overlooked in the book of Revelation?

Throughout much of the history of Christianity, the Holy Spirit mentioned so often in the New Testament was not mentioned very often by Christians. But that really started to change at the turn of the twentieth century with the emergence of the Pentecostals and, later, their younger brothers and sisters the charismatics. In fact, this […]

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The Most Holy Trinity shows that God is a communion of love | Catholic National Register

‘The feast of the Most Holy Trinity invites us to engage in daily events [of life], to be the leaven of communion, of consolation and of mercy, ”François declared on May 22. VATICAN CITY – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity is an invitation for us to commit ourselves to enriching our daily relationships […]

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Celebrate the Most Holy Trinity

Trinity Sunday is an invitation for us to continue to go beyond ourselves and our own sense of “mine” Everything the Father has is mine. —John 16: 5 There is an African folk tale about three blind men who examine an elephant to try to determine what kind of animal it might be. One grabs […]

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what is he and what does he do?

Pixabay It is hard to imagine how the disciples felt between the ascension of Jesus and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. They had spent years following Jesus and growing closer to him, watching him die and rise from the dead, only to have him taken from them and ascended to heaven. But the departure […]

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Oprah sparks debate on the Holy Trinity when she says Jesus Christ is her “brother”

Oprah Winfrey’s favorite Bible verse is Acts 17:28. He says: “In God, I live, I move and I have my being.(Wikimedia) As she recalled her childhood memories, acclaimed talk show host and film producer Oprah Winfrey sparked an online debate about the Holy Trinity when she said she once viewed Jesus Christ as her brother. […]

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Is the Holy Spirit really God? The Trinity, as defined by Constantinople

By AnonMoos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Sunday May 31 is Trinity Sunday–Or, more formally, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. In honor of the holiday, I thought I would discuss the Trinity a bit – what it means, and when the concept of a God who is “Three in One” was officially defined. […]

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Is the Holy Spirit like electricity?

A recent LifeWay Research poll, as reported in Facts & Trends magazine, reveals that 59 percent of American evangelicals believe the Holy Spirit is a force, not a personal being, and 10 percent are unsure. This lack of understanding of the divine and personal nature of Spirit is most comfortable in counterfeit forms of Christianity […]

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If the Holy Spirit is a full person, then why isn’t He seated on the great throne in heaven?

The three major monotheistic religions of the world are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. All three claim to worship the one and only God, the God of the Bible. But all three do not agree on who this God is. Most Christians are Trinitarian because they believe in their doctrine of the Trinity. (I was a […]

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The Holy Spirit is not a person; The identity of God that only gets worse

Most Christians believe in the Trinity since that is what their church teaches. He says that God is an essence composed of three coequal and coeternal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Thus, the Holy Spirit is considered a Person in its own right. The church hasn’t always believed that. During the […]

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Graham Greene and the Holy Spirit

This Sunday is Pentecost, when Christians commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles as they celebrated the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. As the gift of tongues suddenly enabled them to speak in many different tongues, malevolent observers said it was merely drunken babbling (a claim to which St. Peter replied, saying that […]