Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

“It is no more impossible than what you are trying to do – comprehend the immensity of the mystery of the Holy Trinity with your small mind!”
– St. Augustine at the Seashore

Before reading the gospel for this week, let’s start it with a short prayer.

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

O God, Thou who art one in nature
and three in persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
first cause and last end of all creatures,
the infinite Good, incomprehensible
and ineffable, my Creator,
my Redeemer, and my Sanctifier,
I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee,
and I love Thee with all my heart.

In the midst of Thine infinite happiness,
Thou didst choose me,
through no merits of mine,
in preference to countless other creatures,
who would doubtless have corresponded
with Thy blessings better than I have done;
Thou didst love me from eternity;
and when my hour in time had come,
Thou didst draw me from nothingness
into earthly existence and didst bestow upon me
Thy grace, as a pledge of everlasting life.

From the depths of my misery,
I adore Thee and I give Thee thanks.
Thy holy Name was invoked
over my cradle to be my profession of faith,
my plan of action, and the only goal
of my earthly pilgrimage;
grant, O most Holy Trinity,
that I may ever be inspired by this faith,
and may carry out this plan with perseverance,
so that, when I have reached
the end of my journey upon earth,
I may be able to fix my gaze
upon the blessed splendours of Thy glory.

The Gospel of the Week:

Matthew 28:16–20
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

THE ELEVEN DISCIPLES went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “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. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

— The Gospel of the Lord.

Response: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

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