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Patristic / Medieval
Victorinus (Lesson)
     - John 3:1-5
     - John 3:6-15

Chrysostom (Gospel)
Athanasius (On the Trinity)
Boethius(On the Trinity)
Basil the Great (On the Trinity)
Gregory of Nyssa:
    - On the Holy Trinity
    - Not Three Gods
Gregory of Nazianzus (from the Fifth Theo. Oration)
Catena Aurea


Calvin (Gospel)
Luther (Gospel)
Luther (Rom 11:33-36)

Caroline Divines 
Sparrow (Trinity Sunday and Trinity Season)

Evangelical Revival 
Wesley's Notes (Gospel)
Wesley's Notes (Lesson)

Oxford Movement
Newman (Gospel)
Newman 2 (Trinity)
Newman 3 (Trinity)
Newman 4 (Trinity)
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary


Farrer (Weekly Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary:
     - Trinity Season
     - Trinity Sunday
     - Hankey
Crouse 1

Crouse 2

Crouse 3

Curry 1

Curry 2
Phillips - Rationale of the  Trinity Season Lectionary

Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Lesson)


Additional Materials  
Herbert poems:

- Trinitie S'day (The Temple)

- Trinity S'day (Williams Ms.)

Keble poem - Trinity Sunday from The Christian Year


Images of the Trinity in Art

  -  Icon of the Holy Trinity

     (Rublev c. 1410)

   - various compositions

   - other depictions

   - at Christ's Baptism

   - with the Crucified Christ

   - Christ's body held by

     the Father

   - at the Coronation of

     the Virgin



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 end.  Amen.


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 created.


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 field;
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.


GRADUAL.  Ps 136:1-3 
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