Trinity Sunday — Holy Eucharist (Said)
June 16 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
The Holy Eucharist (Said in the Muriel Moore Chapel)
Lesson: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm: 8 or
Canticle: 2 or 13
Epistle: Romans 5:1-5
Gospel: John 16:12-15
Trinity Sunday is the feast that celebrates “the one and equal glory” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,” in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Being” (BCP, p 380). It is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Trinity Sunday is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year (BCP, p 15).
Celebration of Trinity Sunday was approved for the western church by Pope John XXII in 1334. This feast is associated with Thomas Becket (c.1118-1170), who was consecrated bishop on Trinity Sunday, 1162. His martyrdom may have influenced the popularity of the feast in England and the custom of naming the remaining Sundays of the church year “Sundays after Trinity.” The Sarum Missal and editions of the Prayer Book through the 1928 BCP named these Sundays the Sundays after Trinity. The 1979 BCP identifies this portion of the church year as the season after Pentecost, and names these Sundays the Sundays after Pentecost (see BCP, p 32).