Trinitarians and the Holy Trinity
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity is usually a day of celebration for the Trinitarians. They mark the feast of their patron by attending Mass together and then a social event – usually with plenty of snacks and food involved. This year, however, they met over Zoom (on Friday 5th June), played a few rounds of UNO and offered words of support to one another, as they shared the challenges and highlights of the past few weeks.
Part of the evening was spent discussing the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Trinitarians were asked to reflect upon the significance of God as the Trinity and a common theme emerged – that of love. Here are some of the ideas explored:
The Holy Trinity cannot be separated, offering a model of the love we owe God.
Just as the Holy Trinity cannot be separated, we too should not be separated from the Holy Trinity. The Trinitarians discussed how their love for their faith, calls them to remain united to God in all that life throws at them. The undivided unity of the Holy Trinity is a reminder of their need to be completely united to God in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Trinity is a reminder of the relationship God wants to have with us.
The Holy Trinity as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit is a reminder to our Trinitarians of God’s love for them. It reminds them of the relationship God desires to have with them, as their guide, protector, nurturer, comforter, and friend.
The importance of prayer.
The Trinitarians recognised the importance of prayer, calling upon the Holy Trinity through the highs and lows of their day. A Trinitarian shared a Gospel passage they have been reading regularly as a reminder of the glory, love and power of God. We share it below:
“4 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,[a] 15 from whom every family[b] in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16 I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18 I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21)
Even in these times when the Trinitarians cannot be physically together, they’ve continued to meet to discuss their faith, join in prayer and seek each others friendship. Those in Year 7 and above are always welcome to join the Trinitarians. The next Trinitarians Youth Night (Via Zoom) will be Friday 19th of June. Contact the Parish for details on how you can attend.