Pope Benedict XVI

"Beauty... is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God Himself and His revelation."
(Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, 35)

29 May 2010

Trinity Sunday - Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas, atque indivisa unitas.
Blessed be the holy Trinity, and undivided Unity.

5pm. St. Patrick's Church, College Road, Kilkenny. 
Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole CC
Hendrik van Balen (1620) Sint Jacob's Chruch, Antwerp, Belgium

Below is an excerpt from the opening lines of what is referred to as the 'Athanasian Creed', recited in the Divine Office on today's feast. The link will take you to the full  creed with an explanation of its origin.

Whosoever willeth to be saved, * before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith.
Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, * without doubt he shall perish eternally.
Now the Catholic faith is this, * that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.
Neither confounding the Persons, * nor dividing the substance.

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