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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Today is Trinity Sunday !!

Hey all,
Many Christians around the world, especially in the Western Church are celebrating Trinity Sunday today. This information is from Wikipedia article about Trinity Sunday. What better depiction of the number "three" than a "trinity" of kittens. Enjoy!!



"Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Thomas Becket (1118-70) was consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury on the Sunday after Whit Sunday, 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 Christendom."

"In the Roman Catholic Church, John XXII (1316-1334) ordered the feast for the entire Church on the first Sunday after Pentecost. A new Office had been made by the Franciscan John Peckham, Canon of Lyons, later Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1292). The feast ranked as a double of the second class but was raised to the dignity of a primary of the first class, 24 July 1911, by Pius X (Acta Ap. Sedis, III, 351). Since it was after the first great Pentecost that the doctrine of the Trinity was proclaimed to the world, the feast becomingly follows that of Pentecost."

5 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Happy Trinity Sunday!

Egypt & The Musketeers said...

Have a good Trinity Sunday!

Perhaps a trinity of treats to help celebrate the day is in order.
And, belated birthday greetings to Miss Mallory.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Trinity Sunday

avine said...

Happy Trinity Sunday!! And love the pics of trinity kitty too...

Furkidsmom said...

That threesome is adorable!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids