Notable Feast Days this Week
June 10 - Alexander and Antonia, Constantinople, 313 (Eastern)
June 10 - The Martyrs of China, 1900 (Eastern)
June 11 - Barnabas, Apostle (Western)
June 12 - Antonina of Nicaea, 304
June 13 - Anthony of Padua, 1231 (Roman Catholic)
June 13 - Aquilina, Lebanon, 3rd Century
June 14 - Basil the Great, 379 (Lutheran/Anglican)
June 15 - The Prophet Amos (Eastern)

Revised Common Lectionary

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - White

-------------- Trinity Sunday -------------- June 16, 2019 (Year C)

Wisdom, Beauty, and the Life of God
"Wisdom, in the form of Jesus, has always been with the Father (Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31). When we see the beauty of creation, we are amazed that God has given us the chance to be his children (Psalm 8). We are grateful that we may be at peace with God through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1-5) and that we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 16: 12-15)." 
–Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Psalm 8
Scripture Readings
How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures...All creatures look to you to give them their food...When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground...

Commentary on Psalm 8
Thomas AquinasEllen Charry
John Paul II

John 16Proverbs 8
Romans 5, Psalm 8

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 8
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Wisdom and Creation

Romans 5:1-5
God's love poured into our hearts

John 16:12-15
The Spirit guides us into truth

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Collect for Trinity Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  -The Book of Common Prayer
 Trinity Sunday

The half-way point in the Western Christian Calendar
In the west, the celebration of Trinity Sunday started in the 10th century and was officially established by Pope John XXII (1316-1334). This Sunday marks the entrance into the longest season of the Christian liturgical year that is observed on the Sunday after Pentecost. Eastern Orthodox churches do not observe this feast but focus on the doctrine of the Trinity in Pentecost liturgical texts. Instead, the Eastern tradition observes All Saints Sunday the week after Pentecost.

The doctrine of the Trinity is the bedrock of Christian belief and practice. It presents an understanding of reality that is saturated with the presence of God. The undivided eternal relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is pure noncontingent being from which all is created and renewed. The Christian life is lived in the context of the Trinitarian relationship. Self-giving love imitates the very nature of God's life. 
Video and Audio Worship Planning Articles  Poetry and Music
Trinitarian Hymn

Lord God and Maker of all things,
Creation is upheld by you.
While all must change and know decay,
You are unchanging, always new.

You are man’s solace and his shield,
His Rock secure on which to build.
You are the spirit’s tranquil home,
In you alone is hope fulfilled.

To God the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit render praise:
Blest Trinity, from age to age
The strength of all our living days.

from Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for Trinity Sunday (Year C) from 

Hymns for Psalm 8 from 

Psalm 8 (Glory on Display) | by Brian Moss | Leadsheet | Chords 

How Majestic | by Citizens and Saints | Leadsheet

Psalm 8 | by Sarah Majorins (Cantor and Refrain) Leadsheet Leadsheet with String Quartet Orchestration 

The Trinity Song | by Sandra McCraken | Leadsheet

Praise the Father, Praise the Son | by Chris Tomlin | Chord Chart

Holy, Holy, Holy | by Reginald Heber (1826), arranged by Bobby Krier and Citylife Church in Boston, MA | Leadsheet

All Hail, Adored Trinity | 11the Century/Ave Colenda Trinitas | Leadsheet Previews

Prayer to the Trinity Prayer of St. Ioannikios (9th Century)Music by Tripp Prince | Leadsheet and Lyrics

Metrical Options | Psalm 8
Music for Listening
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