Trinity Sunday - Reflection by Canon Leslie


Today is Trinity Sunday. The full nature of God is a mystery which men and women have struggled to grasp and to express.  The doctrine of the Trinity affirms that God has been made known in the world in three characteristic ways, as Father, as Son, and as Holy Spirit.  The way in which the early church chose to express this mystery was in terms of ‘three persons in one God’.  Today’s Gospel reading from John’s account of Jesus’ teaching during his last supper with his disciples provides biblical roots for the distinctive activities of God as Father, Jesus as Son, and the Holy Spirit.


For those of you who wanted to do some thinking and preparation for today’s service during the preceding week, I invited reflection on the mystery of space through the image of space travel. In today’s picture from their book, Light, Aled and Sian peer through their bedroom window and gaze at the night sky and the vast extent of space.


            Holy and Glorious Trinity,

you are older than time

and greater than space.

We praise the Father,

we praise the Son,

we praise the Holy Spirit,

we praise the Holy and Glorious Trinity;

today and always.



Next week, the First Sunday after Trinity, the Gospel reading is Luke’s account of the healing of Legion. Once healed Legion went away proclaiming what Jesus had done for him.  The image to help us for next week’s theme is sharing good news. You can find out more about that theme here We would really appreciate you letting us know how you are using these materials.