Newsletter for Sunday 22 May 2016

20 May

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Whether “an ordinary” member of the congregation or a first class honours theology graduate, the most difficult thing we can try to do, is to explain the Christian concept of The Trinity.  Yet definitions lie at the heart of our Creeds and are rooted in the Bible which, though they teach the oneness of God, present Him as three Persons, equal but distinct (c.f. CCC 232, 234, 237-267 et seq).  The Father, the Son and the Spirit are ONE GOD, whom we worship.  Since before the beginning of creation, as CREATOR, WORD and SPIRIT, God existed and will exist for ever. Through faith in him we can have abundant life, and grow to understand more and more his goodness and love.

Artists such as Albrecht Durer (1471 – 1528) in his The Adoration of the Trinity, El Greco (1755-78)  in his The Holy Trinity and Andrei Rublev (1360 – 1427) in his equally famous Trinity icon,  have all tried to capture this central part of our faith. As we celebrate Trinity Sunday let us commit ourselves to participating more in the life of the Triune God.

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