Vol: 44, No.34 THE MOST HOLY TRINITY ( A) June 11 2017  
Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.

Neither the Old Testament nor the New Testament holds a definition of the Holy Trinity. Instead the Holy Scripture describes who the Three Persons of the Trinity are and what their activities are. The Holy Trinity is comprised of God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit. If we take the analogy of a human father or mother and compare them with God, then God is immensely more loving, merciful and compassionate than the human counterpart. About the Second Person of the Trinity who is the incarnate Son of God we may without any hesitation affirm that this incarnate Son is the most influential life ever lived on this planet. The Holy Spirit who is the third person of the Trinity is the binding force between the Father and the Son, and strengthens the believer in his/her faith. Christian life is possible because believers are Spirit filled. May the Holy Trinity become the guiding force in our lives. (Pause)

I confess to almighty God/ and to you,/my brothers and sisters,/that I have greatly sinned,/in my thoughts and in my words,/in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,/through my fault,/through my fault,/through my most grievous fault;/therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,/all the Angels and Saints,/and you,/my brothers and sisters,/to pray for me to the Lord our God.
Glory to God in the highest...
God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery, grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns...
(Responding to the revelation of God’s glory accorded to him, Moses requests God to accompany his people, forgive their sins, and take them as an inheritance).
A reading from the Book of Exodus
(34:4b-6, 8-9)
Moses rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone. And the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him, and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” And Moses made haste to bow his head towards the earth, and worshipped. And he said, “If now I have found favour in thy sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray thee, go in the midst of us, although it is a stiff-necked people and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thy inheritance.”
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