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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (A)

Liturgical Color: White [Note: "On solemn occasions more precious vestments may be used, even if not the color of the day." GIRM #309]

Themes & Motives: mystery, salvation, love of God

Introit:
Blessed be God the Father and his only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit: for he has shown that he loves us.

Opening Prayer:
Father,
you sent your Word to bring us truth
and your Spirit to make us holy.
Through them we come to know the mystery of your life.
Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons,
by proclaiming and living our faith in you.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lectionary Readings:
  • Exodus 34:4b-6,8-9 [The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious. /v.6]
  • Daniel 3:52 / 53 / 54 / 55 [R. Glory and praise for ever! /v.52b]
  • II Corinthians 13:11-13 [The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. /v.14]
  • Gospel Verse: cf Rev 1:8 [Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; to God who is, who was, and who is to come.]
  • John 3:16-18 [God sent the Son that the world should be saved through Him. /v.17]
    See CNP's Book of Sung Gospels - 3rd Edition CNP Catalog #3012-3

Offertory Antiphon: **
Blessed be God the Father, and God the only-begotten Son, and God the Holy Spirit, who has shown us his mercy.
- or -
Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, praiseworthy and glorious forever. [Daniel 3:56]

     Verses from  Daniel 3:57-59, 84-87  can also be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Prayer over the Gifts:
Lord our God,
make these gifts holy,
and through them
make us a perfect offering to you.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

Preface of the Holy Trinity: [The Mystery of the Holy Trinity]
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks.

We joyfully proclaim our faith
in the mystery of your Godhead.
You have revealed your glory
as the glory also of your Son
and of the Holy Spirit:
three Persons equal in majesty,
undivided in splendor,
yet one Lord, one God,
ever to be adored in your everlasting glory.

And so, with all the choirs of angels in heaven
we proclaim your glory
and join in their unending hymn of praise:

  Holy, holy, holy Lord...

Communion Antiphon:
You are the sons of God, so God has given you the Spirit of his Son to form your hearts and make you cry out: Abba, Father. (Galatians 4:6)

Prayer after Communion:
Lord God,
we worship you, a Trinity of Persons, one eternal God.
May our faith and the sacrament we receive
bring us health of mind and body.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

** An official, approved English translation of the Offertory Antiphon has never been published. The offertory antiphons used here are cited in Latin, (Benedictus sit Deus) in the Graduale Romanum and (Benedictus es in firmamento cæli) in the Graduale simplex.
The English is from the New American Bible, a Scripture translation approved for liturgical use in the United States.


The English translation of the Introit, Opening Prayer, Psalm Refrain, Gospel Verse, Prayer over the Gifts, Preface, Communion Antiphon, Prayer after Communion, and Solemn Blessing from The Roman Missal, Copyright 1973, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.

Excerpts from the First Reading, Second Reading and Gospel are taken from the New American Standard Bible ® © Copyright 1973 The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.


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