Trinitarian theology speaks to all of life, art
included. A wonderful example of a trinitarian artistic vision is the work of
artist Farid De La Ossa Arrieta of Columbia. Above is one of his works which
gives a contemporary, evocative presentation of the union of all creation with
the Triune God. —— Trinitarian art by Ted Johnson, June 22, 2010.
While every Christian worship service is a celebration of the Trinity, Trinity Sunday focuses explicitly on the mystery, power, and beauty of the triune God. Our Christian identity and mission are given to us as we are baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19). Our worship is not only directed to the triune God but is also enabled by the prompting of the Holy Spirit and the mediation of Jesus Christ. At its best, our worship is also an expression of the unity and common purpose of the church, which Jesus prayed would reflect the unity between himself and God (John 17:20-21). Trinity Sunday, which is traditionally celebrated one week after Pentecost, marks the acknowledgment that all three persons of the Trinity exist together from eternity to eternity. Whereas other special services, such as Christmas, Good Friday, and Pentecost, are tied to specific events, this celebration is linked with a doctrine, which is itself a summary of scriptural teaching about God’s being. The texts in this section may also be used for any worship service that focuses especially on God’s triune nature. The visual environment should be conducive to adoration and praise before the mystery of the holy Trinity. Though green is the color of Ordinary Time, the season following Pentecost, white or gold is appropriate for Trinity Sunday. The use of trinitarian creeds is especially appropriate for worship on this day.
When the Day of Pentecost Came by Mark A Hewitt, Pastel & Pen, 26 May 2012.
Ten days after the ascension of Christ and fifty days after his resurrection, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. Pentecost was an established Jewish festival also known as the Feast of Weeks, which drew people from many nations back to Jerusalem (Lev. 23:15-21; Deut. 16:16). Pentecost symbolizes a new beginning. It celebrates the unleashing of the Holy Spirit on the world and the empowering of the church to reach the world with the gospel. In celebrating Pentecost, the church expresses its gratitude for the faithfulness of Christ in fulfilling his promise to send “another counselor” (John 14:16); celebrates the work of the Spirit in renewing all of creation; professes its confidence and security in knowing the Spirit’s power is available for its
mission; and grows in awareness of the immensity of its calling to reach the world with the gospel. The traditional color for Pentecost is red, after the flames described in Acts 2:3.
美國浸信會神學院（Northern Baptist Theological Seminary）教牧學博士，現為印第安納州衞斯理大學（Indiana
Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies）兼任教授。在地方教會擔任牧者和音樂牧者多年，為詩歌創作人，其作品收錄在七大聖詩集之內。其著作《建構崇拜：平衡聖經與文化的設計藍圖》（The Worship Architect: A Blueprint
for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services）現已翻譯成四種語文出版，並已於全球超過140所高等學院作指定教材。