Most Holy Trinity

My beloved sisters & brothers,

Have a blessed Holy Trinity Sunday!

This weekend, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinity Sunday). It is the most fundamental mystery of our faith. We believe in one God who is a “family of persons” bound together by the most perfect love: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The reason why we always do the sign of the cross is because we believe in One God in Three Persons.

The word “Trinity” is not found anywhere in the Scripture. But the truth about this essential nature of the God who revealed Himself ever so gradually through history and, most especially in Jesus Christ, His Son is an incontrovertible fact that is clear in the same Scripture. The “lived theology” of St. Paul, the evangelists and the early Christians is a clear manifestation of the fullness, completeness and wholeness of their faith in the “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and the one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Eph 4:5) “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you.” (2Cor 13:13) No less than Jesus Himself, after convoking His disciples for the last time, reveals yet another facet in the nature of God again on a mountain, like He did during the Transfiguration, like He did when He started proclaiming the Kingdom of God. It was on the mountain that He gave them final instructions: “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mt 28:18)

We profess our faith in the Holy Trinity when we recite the Creed, pray the “Glory be,” and make the Sign of the Cross. But our best profession of faith should be the way we live. Indeed, all our life should be a response of love to the God who is our FATHER (The Creator), our BROTHER (The Saviour), and our FRIEND (The Sanctifier). Our concentration on the three Divine Persons does not divert our attention from our neighbor. It actually grounds our love for all our brothers and sisters, for each person is a reflection of the Holy and Blessed Trinity. Today, we claim and proclaim, by way of a fitting celebration of worship, our faith in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, as part of all God has taught and commanded… nothing more, nothing less, nothing else! “Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; to God who is, who was, and who is to come.” (cf Rev. 1:8) In every Eucharist, let us ask for the grace to live out this wonderful truth of love of God.


God loves you!

~ Fr. NEIL