Trinitytide, the longest season in the Calendar of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, is about to start again. Trinity Sunday, which is no longer celebrated in many denominations in which all the Sundays numbered after Pentecost/Whitsunday. The authors of the Anglican prayer book intended the season as a recognition of the importance of the concept of the Holy Trinity of God the Father,God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Here at the Anglican Internet Church web site, we’ve created a broad range of teaching resources consistent with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s original intent. These include:
Trinitytide: the Teaching Season A video series, presented iThen nine episodes, in which the choice and origin of the Collect, Epistle and Gospel readings throughout the season, out to Sunday next before Advent. For those who prefer to LISTEN instead of WATCH, all nine episodes are available in Podcast format.
Podcast Homilies for Trinity Season. For all the Sundays in Trinity season, a podcast homily is available on the Podcast Homilies page. These podcasts were updated in A.D. 2021. The MP3 podcasts can be downloaded for replay on any type of electronic device, including laptops, desktops and telephones. They can be attached to an email and sent to friends and family for their use at any time.
Other AIC Resources. Additional information about many specific historial events during the season or the Gospels readings for Trinitytide can be explored in print format in our AIC Bookstore Publications, which include “annotated & illustrated” editions of all four Gospels plus The Acts of the Apostles. These books are available, with very high quality illustrations, using the Virtual Bookstore links at the bottom of the home page at our web site. Another resource in the same category is The St. Chrysostom Hymnal, which includes music and lyrics for a broad range of themes associates with the Holy Trinity. Hymns 740 to 750 are focused on the Holy Trinity; Hymns 775 to 794 are focused on worship of God the Father; Hymns 800 to 834 are focused on God the Son; and, finally, Hymns 835 to 846 are focused on God the Holy Spirit.
Archbishop Cranmer’s first of two Collects for Trinity Sunday was adapted from the Gelasian Sacramentary of the Roman Catholic tradition as it was used in England in the years just before the formation of the Church of England:
O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Please attend a local Anglican Church for Trinity Sunday on Sunday, June 12th.
Glory be to God for all things! Amen.