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Epistle for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Romans 11:33-36.

The Epistle appointed to be read during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today is taken from the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans, Chapter 11, Verses 33-36.

O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God!  How incomprehensible are His judgments, and how unsearchable His ways!

For  who hath known the mind of the Lord?  Or who hath been his counselor?  Or who hath first given to him, and recompense shall be made him?

For of Him, and by Him, and in Him, are all things:  to Him be glory for ever.  Amen.

Gospel for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Matthew 28:18-20.

Please stand for the Holy Gospel.
The Gospel for today is taken from the Holy Gospel of  Saint Matthew, Chapter 28, Verses 18 to 20.

At that time Jesus said to His Apostles:

All power is given to Me in Heaven and on earth.  Going therefore, teach ye all nations; Baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:   and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
Thus far are the words of today’s Holy Gospel.

Please be seated.

“All power is given to Me in Heaven and on earth.  Going therefore, teach ye all nations; Baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (GOSPEL of today’s Mass [Matthew 28:18-19]).

  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

The “Trinity” is the word used to signify the primary doctrine of the Catholic Faith, namely the Truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three distinct Persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

God the Holy Ghost proceeds by an eternal procession from God the Father according to God the Son Who teaches all of us in the Gospel of Saint John about:

“But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth, Who proceedeth from the Father, He shall give testimony of Me.”  (John 15:26; emphasis added).
Because  “Truth cannot be Truth’s contrary” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D., in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church, “Summa Contra Gentiles”, Book IV, Chapter 8), which means, therefore, that Truth does not contradict itself, it should not surprise any lover of the Truth to find that this same basic teaching in found in the Nicene - Constantinopolitan Creed (Second Ścumenical Council, the First Council of Constantinople - [May, 381 A.D. -Thursday, July 30, 381 A.D.]) which Creed Pope Leo III [Tuesday, December 26, 795 - Sunday, June 12, 816] specifically ordered chiseled in Greek and Latin, but without the word Filioque (and the Son), on tablets of gold and silver and fastened to the walls of Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

This was the result of a controversy which arose during a Synodal Council convoked by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne [b. at Aix-la-Chapelle or Liége on Thursday, April 2, 742 A.D. - d. at Aix-la-Chapelle on Monday, January 28, 814 A.D.; King of the Franks from 771 A.D. to 814 A.D.; Pacific Emperor from 800 A.D. to 814 A.D.]  at Aix-la-Chapelle in France in the year 809 A.D. and which was brought to the Pope’s attention by a delegation of two Bishops, a Western Rite Abbot and an Eastern Rite Monk.

70 years later, in 879 A.D., Pope John VIII  [Wednesday, December 14, 872 - Wednesday, December 16, 882] wrote a letter saying:

“We are aware of the negative reports you have heard about Us and Our Church.  Therefore, I seek to explain myself to you before you write to me on the subject.  You are aware that your envoy discussed the issue of the Creed with Us and that he found We preserve it as We originally received it without adding anything or taking anything from it. For We know that anyone who tampers with it deserves punishment.  We assure you, therefore, concerning this issue which has been a scandal to the Church, that We not only recite it [in the original version - i.e. without Filioque - and the Son] but even condemn those foolish ones who have had the presumption to act otherwise... as violators of the Divine words and distorters of the teachings of Christ the Lord... and of the Fathers who transmitted the Holy Creed to Us through the Councils.  We judge them with Judas [i.e. those who insert Filioque] because they have done as he did, since, although it is not the Body of Christ which they subject to death, they nevertheless bring schism to the Faithful who are His members....” (Archbishop Gian Domenico Mansi, a.k.a. Archbishop Giovanni Mansi, [b. in Lucca on Saturday, February 16, 1692 A.D. - d. in Lucca on Wednesday, September 27, 1769 A.D.], an Italian Church Historian, who wrote a voluminous history of the Church Councils up to the Seventeenth Ścumenical Council, the First Council of Basel, Ferrara, Florence [Monday, April 9, 1438 A.D. - Thursday, August 7, 1445 A.D.], in 31 folio volumes, entitled Sacrorum Conciliorum Nova et Amplissima Collectio, published in Florence and Venice between 1758 A.D. - 1798 A.D.; Letter of Pope John VIII to Patriarch Photius of Constantinople in 879 A.D., Columns 17, 523 and 526).
Filioque - and the Son, therefore, was an heretical interpolation of the Nicene - Constantinopolitan Creed.

Said another way, the original text of the the Nicene - Constantinopolitan Creed, did NOT use the word Filioque - and the SonNeither was Filioque - and the Son, accepted or used by Pope Leo III [Tuesday, December 26, 795 - Sunday, June 12, 816] who had specifically ordered the Nicene - Constantinopolitan Creed chiseled in Greek and Latin, without the word Filioque, on tablets of gold and silver and fastened to the walls of Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, nor by Pope John VIII who testified to this fact in his Letter to Patriarch Photius of Constantinople in 879 A.D.

Here again, because  “Truth cannot be Truth’s contrary”, therefore this means that Truth does not contradict itself,  So the bottom line is:  Filioque is an heretical interpolation illegally put into the forged interpolated version of the Nicene - Constantinopolitan Creed  which means Filioque - and the Son, should never be used because it is an HERETICAL FORGERY!  Technically, anyone who uses Filioque - and the Son, most especially during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, would be an automatically excommunicated Heretic!  Very sad!  Thus the price of ignorance!

The Bible does not use the word “Trinity”, by which the Three Divine Persons are denoted together, the word “trias”, of which the Latin word “trinitas” is a translation, is first found in the writings of Patriarch Theophilus of Antioch, entitled “Ad Autolychum”, in about 180 A.D. where he writes about “the Trinity of God, His Word and His Wisdom” (Ad Autolychum, Book II, Chapter 15).

Of course, this term could have been in use before 180 A.D. when it was first found in a written manuscript.

Afterwards, it appears in its Latin form of “Trinitas” in the “De Pudicitia” of Tertullian (Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus [ b. Carthage, 155 A.D. - d. 225 A.D.], De Pudicitia, Chapter xxi).

In the next century the word “Trinitas” is found to be in general use.

“Trinitas” is found in many passages of Origen (Origen of Alexandria [b. Alexandria, Egypt in 185 A.D. - d. Tyre, Phenicia in 254 A.D.], e.g.:  On Psalm 17:15).

The first Creed in which it appears is that of Origen’s pupil, Bishop Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus of Neocæsarea in Pontus, Asia Minor [b. at Neocæsarea in Pontus, Asia Minor, c. 213 A.D. - d.  at Neocæsarea in Pontus, Asia Minor between c. 270 A.D. - 275 A.D.], who is also the Patron Saint against earthquakes, floods, and desperate and impossible cases.

In his “Ekthesis tes Pisteos” (Exposition of the Faith), composed between 260 A.D. and 270 A.D., Bishop Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus writes:

“There is one God, the Father of the living Word, Who is His subsistent Wisdom and Power and Eternal Image: perfect Begetter of the perfect Begotten, Father of the only-begotten Son.”

“There is one Lord, Only of the Only, God of God, Image and Likeness of Deity, Efficient Word, Wisdom comprehensive of the constitution of all things, and Power formative of the whole creation, true Son of true Father, Invisible of Invisible, and Incorruptible of Incorruptible, and Immortal of Immortal and Eternal of Eternal.”

“And there is One Holy Spirit, having His subsistence from God, and being made manifest by the Son, to wit to men: Image of the Son, Perfect Image of the Perfect; Life, the Cause of the living; Holy Fount; Sanctity, the Supplier, or Leader, of Sanctification; in Whom is manifested God the Father, Who is above all and in all, and God the Son, Who is through all.”

“There is a perfect Trinity, in glory and eternity and sovereignty, neither divided nor estranged.  There is therefore nothing created, nothing greater or less [literally, “nothing subject”] in the Trinity (oute oun ktiston ti, he doulon en te triadi), nothing superadded, as though it had not existed before, but never been without the Son, nor the Son without the Spirit; and this same Trinity is without variation and without change, immutable and unalterable forever.” (Jacques Paul Migne [b. Saint-Flour, France on Saturday, October 25, 1800 - d. Paris, France on  Sunday, October 24, 1875], “Patrologiæ Graecæ Cursus Completus”, 2nd series, published in 166 volumes [1857 - 1866], Volume X, Column 986).

Such a formula clearly states the distinction between the Persons in the Trinity, and emphasizes the eternity, equality, immortality, and perfection, not only of the Father, but also of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

The evidence for the Holy Trinity in the Gospels culminates in the Baptismal commission of Matthew 28:18-19. It is manifest from the narratives of the Evangelists that Jesus Christ only made the Truth of this Great Mystery known to the Twelve Apostles gradually, step by step.

First Jesus Christ taught His Apostles to recognize in Himself the Eternal Son of God.

When His ministry was ending, He promised that He would send another Divine Person, God the Holy Ghost, in His place.

Finally after His resurrection, He revealed the doctrine in explicit terms, bidding them to go and to teach all nations:

“Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”.
The force of this passage is decisive. That “the Father” and “the Son” are distinct Persons follows from the terms themselves, which are mutually exclusive. The mention of “the Holy Ghost” in the same series, the names being connected one with the other by the conjunctions “and ... and” is evidence that a Third Person co-ordinates things with the Father and the Son.

The phrase “in the name” (eis to onoma) affirms alike the Godhead of the Persons and their unity of nature. Among the Jews, as well as in the Apostolic Church, the Divine name was representative of God.  It is incredible that the phrase “in the Name” should be used here because all the Persons were mentioned as being equally Divine.

Also, the use of the singular word “Name”, and not the plural “names”, indicates that these Three Persons are the One Omnipotent God in whom the Apostles believed. The unity of God is so fundamental a tenet, both in the Hebrew and in the Catholic Faith, and is affirmed in so many passages of the Old and New Testaments, that any explanation inconsistent with this doctrine not only would be altogether inadmissible, but blatantly heretical, to which the penalty of excommunication automatically attaches!


The Speaker and the Hearers
The Writer and the Readers

It can neither profit me, the speaker, to speak, nor you, the hearers, to hear, unless we comply with the things which are spoken, let us not limit the display of our zeal to hearing only, but let us observe what is said in our deeds. For it is indeed a good thing to spend time continually in hearing the Divine oracles: but this good thing becomes useless when the benefit to be derived from hearing is not linked with it.”   (Patriarch Saint John Chrysostom [b. Antioch, c. 347 A.D. - d. at Commana in Pontus on Friday, September 14, 407 A.D.], Patriarch of Constantinople [Thursday, February 26, 398 A.D. - Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D.], exiled from his See the 2nd time on Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D., Father and Doctor of the Catholic Church. Sermon on Romans 12:20; emphasis added.)

Let us now review our resolutions:
For our resolutions, let all of us, by the Grace of God, firmly resolve to thank the good God for revealing the deep Mystery of the Blessed Trinity to us because, without this Divine Revelation, mankind would have no absolute certitude of the existence of the Three Divine Persons in only One God.

IF you feel overwhelmed by the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity, like Saint Augustine, you might want to think about how Saint Patrick explained it by using a simple shamrock of 3 leaves.  A shamrock of 3 leaves is only ONE shamrock, but each of its THREE leaves represent each of the 3 Divine Persons in only ONE God.


“All power is given to Me in Heaven and on earth.  Going therefore, teach ye all nations; Baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (GOSPEL of today’s Mass [Matthew 28:18-19]).

  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.


The Blessing
V. Sit + Nomen Domini benedictum.
R. Ex hoc nunc, et usque in saeculum.
V. Adjutorium nostrum in
Nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit cślum et terram.
V. Benedicat vos, Omnipotens Deus:
V. Pa + ter, et Fi + lius, et Spiritus + Sanctus, descendat super vos, et maneat semper.
R. Amen.
V. Blessed + be the Name of the Lord.
R. Now and for ever more.x
V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
R. Who made Heaven and earth.
V. May Almighty God Bless thee:x
V. The Fa + ther, the + Son, and the Holy + Ghost, descend upon thee, and always remain with thee.
R. Amen.

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The Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen. 
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