Trinity Sunday Scripture Notes from Dr Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA

The great cycle of feasts from Advent to Pentecost, celebrating the great events of salvation, has come to an end. With the feast of the Holy Trinity, the invitation is to pause, to catch our breath, to contemplate. Viewed externally, this is a “doctrinal” feast. Viewed internally — chiefly from the point of view of the readings — the feast invites us to an experience of relationship, an extraordinary relationship in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In particular, the compact Gospel reading (John 3:16-18) calls to a fresh reading of a familiar text. Simple vocabulary, simple sentence structure — but the depth is extraordinary.