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Sunday Morning

 Trinity

First Sunday After Pentecost Octave

 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

Opening

 

O Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Halleluia.

 

Introduction

 

The fundamental dogma on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptised. By “fundamental dogma” we mean the rock-base doctrine or teaching laid down with absolute authority. The doctrine of the Trinity was declared by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the foundation of our Faith.

Today the Church honours the Supreme Mystery of One God in Three Persons. Our intellect is too limited to comprehend the inner essence and life of the Infinite God. Our contemplation of this Mystery is an occasion for humble adoration and a petition for an increase of faith. Everything in our Christian religion is related to the Holy Spirit: Creation, Sanctification, and Salvation. The “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit” is an expression of our reverence and gratitude.

 

Acclamations For Reflection

 

In Time After Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Breviary), and the evening ones are the Biblical passages used in the previous Sunday Liturgy.

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.

 
 
 

Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the rock of our salvation, Let us greet Him with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to Him.

 
  • We call upon you, we praise You, we adore You, O Blessed Trinity.
 
  • You are our hope, our salvation, our glory, O Blessed Trinity.
 
  • Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways!
 
 

From Psalm 94 [95]

A Call to Praise God.
 

Come let us rejoice in the Lord, let us shout with joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come into his presence with praises, with songs let us rejoice in him.

For the Lord is a mighty God, and a great King above all the gods:

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the tops of the mountains are his.

The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands formed:

 

Come let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord who made us.

For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand…..

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is was and ever shall be, world without end.    Amen.

 
 

From Psalm 118 [119]

The Blessings of the Law.
 

Happy are the blameless in life’s way, who will walk in the law of the Lord.

Happy are those who observe his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart.

Who do no wrong, but walk in his ways.

You have given us your precepts to be zealously observed.

O that my conduct may be steadfast in observing your statutes.

Then I shall not be put to shame when I have regard for all your commandments.

How can a youth lead a pure life? By heeding your words.

 

I seek you with all my heart; let me not wander from your commandments.

I treasure your word in my heart, that I may not sin against you.

Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes…

I will meditate on your precepts, I will regard your ways.

I will take pleasure in your statutes: I will not forget your words.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is was and ever shall be, world without end.    Amen.

 
 

Reading — St. Matthew 28: 18 — 20

 

By incorporating us in Christ, Baptism makes us sharers
in the Son’s life which is His in the Trinity;
it dedicates us to the three Divine Persons, transforms us
in the very depths of our being and initiates us,
united to Him, into the mystery of Their life.

 

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you all days, even unto the consummation of the world.”

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 

Hymn for Sunday Morning

 

God of infinite mercy, ruler of the world’s structure, one in nature and three in Persons,

Stretch out Your right hand to us as we rise. Let our soul rise up recollected and, zealous for God’s praise, return Him due thanks.

 

Glory be to the Father, to the Father’s only Son together with the Spirit, the Paraclete, through everlasting ages.  Amen.

 

Zackary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 68 — 79

 

St. Luke records (Luke 1: 67) that the father of John the Baptist, eight days after the birth of his son, “filled with the Holy Spirit’, uttered this prophecy, which has remained a daily prayer for Christians.

 
 
 
Antiphon
   
       
 

Be ever blessed, now and through endless ages, O holy Creator and Governor of all, most blessed and undivided Trinity.

   
       

Blessed be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people,

And has raised up a horn # of salvation for us in the house of David his servant,

As he promised through the mouths of his holy ones the prophets from of old;

Salvation from our enemies and from the hands of all our foes

He has fulfilled his kindness to all our fathers and been mindful of his holy covenant.

In the Oath to Abraham our father, by which he swore to grant us that, delivered from the hands of our enemies, we should serve him without fear.

In holiness and justice before him all our days. – the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people.

 

And you, O child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

To give his people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins,

Because of the compassionate kindness of our God with which the Orient from on high will visit us,

To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

       
 

# “Horn of salvation.”

Horn refers originally to the power of an ox. It came to be applied to people and here, to the royal saving power of the messiah.

 
Antiphon

Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.

 
 

The Lord’s Prayer

 
 

Traditional

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Contemporary

Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Prayer

 
 
 

All-powerful, eternal God, You have given Your children the true faith: they adore You in the glory of Your Trinity and in the grandeur of Your Unity; may the firmness of this belief strengthen us in the face of life’s difficulties. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

 

Closing

   
 

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

   

May the all powerful
and merciful Lord,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.
Amen.

 

Part 2. Devotions During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection