Holy Trinity

Trinity2Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a way the church learned to express who God is. The formulation appears only once in the Bible – when, at the end of the gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells to the disciples to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Thomas Becket (1118–70) was consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury on the Sunday after Pentecost, and his first act was to ordain that the day of his consecration should be held as a new festival in honour of the Holy Trinity. This observance spread from Canterbury throughout the whole of western Christendom.

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