Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

In the name of the Father, 
and of the Son 
and of the Holy Spirit. 
Amen.

Father,
you sent your Word to bring us truth
and your Spirit to make us holy.
Through them we come to know the mystery of your life.
Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons,
by proclaiming and living our faith in you.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever. 
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, 
and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, is now, 
and ever shall be, 
world without end. 
Amen.


Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Sunday) is celebrated following Sunday after Pentecost Sunday in honor of the  Lord's existence in the Holy Trinity which represent the most fundamental belief and amzing mystery of Christians. God is three Persons in one Nature, who are all equally God, and undivided. The three Persons of God are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

God was the Father for the Hebrews, God was Jesus for the Apostles, and God is the Holy Spirit for us. These are the different experiences or revelations of the same God at different timelines of His faithful.


Jesus said that the Father had given him (the Son) all that he has and that he in turn has given to the Holy Spirit all that he has received from the Father. In this we see the unity of purpose among the three persons of the Trinity.

True love requires three partners, the Trinity shows us that three is community, three is love at its best. In human condition we see that when a man A is in love with a woman B they seal the loving by producing a baby C. Father, mother and child demonstrates and proves of love when it perfected becomes a trinity. God does not exist in solitary individualism but in a community of love and sharing.


The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the Trinity as, “The mystery of one God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The revealed truth of the Holy Trinity is at the very root of the Church’s living faith as expressed in the Creed. The mystery of the Trinity in itself is inaccessible to the human mind and is the object of faith only because it was revealed by Jesus Christ, the divine Son of the eternal Father.”

Christians receive the Holy Spirit at baptism, and are sanctified through uniting our suffering to Christ’s suffering and through keeping our Lord’s commandments.


Each and every time we make the sign of the cross;
We touch our head and we say, “In the name of the Father.” Because he is the first person of the Trinity and our Creator. 
Then we touch our hearts and we say, “and of the Son.” This reminds us that God the Son proceeds from the Father and came down from heaven to the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
Then we touch our shoulders, moving from left to right as we say, “and of the Holy Spirit.” We do this because God the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son and in his love, the Spirit fills us, body and soul, with the life of God.

The divine Trinity takes up his abode in us on the day of our Baptism: "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit". Every time we sign ourselves with the sign of the Cross we remember God's name in which we were baptized. With regard to the sign of the Cross a theologian, Romano Guardini, remarked: "We do it before praying so that... we may put ourselves spiritually in order; focus thoughts, heart and will on God; after praying, so that what God has given us may remain within us.... It embraces the whole being, body and soul... and everything is consecrated in the name of the Triune God"
~ BENEDICT XVI ~
Saint Peter's Square, Sunday, 30 May 2010

"Our heart is built according to the Trinity, our love is built according to the Trinitarian love. All nature has a trinitarian character, one could say a genetic character of the Trinity, a fingerprint of the Trinity - from the nuclear structure to heaven and earth, from man and woman to all the laws of the universe. We can ask the Lord to make us see his presence in creation, in nature, in our human society, in the light of this mystery of the most Holy Trinity. And we can pray for those who haven't got the grace, the revelation which Jesus brought us of the secret of the inner trinitarian life." 
by Mgr Leo Maasburg


Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Most Holy Trinity (Solemnity)


Reading 1
Proverbs 8: 22 - 31

22The LORD created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old.
23Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
24When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
25Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth;
26before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.
27When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep,
29when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
30then I was beside him, like a master workman; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
31rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the sons of men.

Psalm
Psalms 8: 4 - 9

4what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him?
5Yet thou hast made him little less than God, and dost crown him with glory and honor.
6Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet,
7all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
8the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the sea.
9O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!

Reading 2
Romans 5: 1 - 5

1Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
5and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.

Gospel
John 16: 12 - 15

12"I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

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