Today, to go with the superb icon of the Trinity by Andrei Rublev, are the opening words of the Athanasian Creed: ‘Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is all one, the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit. The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, and the Holy Spirit uncreated. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit incomprehensible. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Spirit eternal. And yet they are not three eternals but one eternal’.
St Elizabeth of the Trinity concluded her prayer to the Trinity with these words: ‘O my Three, my All, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude, Immensity in which I lose myself …’
May the Holy Trinity dwell in each one of us, full of glory and of love, and may you be greatly blessed on this most beautiful day.