St. Benedict Orthodox Church
Celebrating in the Western Rite
of the Antiochian Jurisdiction
                                                      Trinity Sunday 2016

We have come through all the seasons of the Church bringing us in turn to the wonder of
the Incarnation, then the Life of Christ which introduces us to the Father, through the
journey of Lent culminating in the death of God. The glorious resurrection follows in the joy
of Pascha, and then on to Pentecost with the coming of the Holy Spirit. Now, in a conclusion
of sorts, we cap the revelatory story of God with this day dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
Indeed we enter what is called the ‘ordinary’ time of the Church season, the long green
season representing the Christian life.

In this season we contemplate the aspects of the Christian life and the life of the Holy
Church. God’s self-revelation as Trinity is the heart of this life: the Son revealing the Father
by the Holy Spirit.

“The Trinity is, for the Orthodox Church, the unshakeable foundation of all religious thought,
of all piety, of all spiritual life, of all experience. It is the Trinity that we seek in seeking after
God, when we search for the fullness of being, for the end and meaning of existence.”
[Vladimir Lossky, The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church p.65]

The consideration of the Persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and their
interrelationship, is the foundation of all contemplation of the Divine Unity, and is the key of
Orthodox theological framework.
St. Benedict of Nursia Orthodox Church
St. Benedict of Nursia Orthodox Church
Weekly Lectionary
The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant.
It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman.
It is not non-denominational, it is pre-denominational.
It has believed, taught, preserved, defended, and died for the Faith of the Apostles
since the Day of Pentecost nearly 2000 years ago in 33 A.D.