聖三一主日(Trinity Sunday)


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.

From: The Worship Sourcebook, Page 719.