Monday, May 28, 2018

Here’s an explanation of Trinity Sunday (sort of)

From Washington-

The Sunday after Pentecost is called Trinity Sunday in many denominations. It’s the Sunday dedicated to affirming Christian faith in the one and only God made known to us in the three persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

When it comes to talking about what Christians believe, nothing is more difficult to explain than the Trinity. How is it possible Christians can believe in one God subdivided into three parts? It just doesn’t make sense. Indeed it doesn’t, and for many reasons.

Years ago I was part of an ecumenical discussion group of budding theologians from various Christian and Jewish traditions. Whenever the Trinity came up, the Jews threw up their hands in exasperation while the Russian Orthodox waved theirs proclaiming it a Holy Mystery. 

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