Patristic / Medieval
(On the Trinity)
Great (On the Trinity)
Gregory of Nyssa:
On the Holy Trinity
Not Three Gods
of Nazianzus (from the Fifth Theo. Oration)
Sparrow (Trinity Sunday and Trinity Season)
Newman 2 (Trinity)
Newman 3 (Trinity)
Newman 4 (Trinity)
Farrer (Weekly Paragraph
on the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary:
Phillips - Rationale
of the Trinity Season Lectionary
Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Keble poem - Trinity
Sunday from The Christian Year
Images of the
Trinity in Art
Icon of the Holy Trinity
(Rublev c. 1410)
at Christ's Baptism
with the Crucified Christ
Christ's body held by
at the Coronation of
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto
us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the
glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship
the Unity: We beseech thee, that this holy faith may evermore be our defence
against all adversities; who livest and reignest, one God, world without
THE LESSON. Rev. 4. 1
AFTER this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened
in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking
with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must
be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne
was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne: and he that sat was to look
upon like a jasper and a sardius stone: and there was a rainbow round about
the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne
were four and twenty seats; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders
sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of
gold: and out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices.
And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the
seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass
like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne,
were four living beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first
beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast
had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full
of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those
beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who
liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him
that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and
cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Thou art worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honour and power;
For thou hast created all things,
And for thy pleasure they are, and were
THE GOSPEL. S. John 3. 1
THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus,
a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi,
we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles
that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto
him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be
born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb,
and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except
a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom
of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is
born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye
must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest
the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth;
so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and
said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto
him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have
seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things,
and ye believe not; how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven,
even the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent
in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Ant. O LORD our Governor, how excellent
is thy Name in all the world, / thou that has set thy glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast
thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, / that thou mightest still
the enemy, and the avenger.
3 When I will consider thy heavens, even the work
of thy fingers; / the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him, / and
the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 Thou hast made him but little lower than the angels,
/ and dost crown him with glory and worship.
6 Thou makest him to have dominion over the works
of thy hands; / and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;
7 All sheep and oxen; / yea, and the beasts of the
8 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea;
/ and whatsoever moveth through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord our Governor, / how excellent is thy Name
in all the world!
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious:
/ for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods: / for his
mercy endureth for ever.
Alleluia, All. O thank the Lord of all
lords: / for his mercy endureth for ever. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions