Day 35: Formation of Trinitarian Dogma (249-252)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in heaven, we ask you, in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, to send your Holy Spirit to enlighten our minds, to enliven our hearts. Just please, help us to begin, even just begin to understand, or even capture. Help us to take one closer step into the mystery of who you are in yourself. Because, who you are in yourself is God. And we are nothing without you. And we're everything with you. So you love everything that is, that we are. You love us infinitely. Help us to know, as deeply as we possibly can, what and who you are, so we can love you and glorify you for what and who you are. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.”

Scripture References & Reflections

- compiled by Andrew Adamany

Bible Translation - RSVCE

CCC 249 "From the beginning, the revealed truth of the Holy Trinity has been at the very root of the Church's living faith, principally by means of Baptism."...

Matthew 28:18–20 

"And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

"It finds its expression in the rule of baptismal faith, formulated in the preaching, catechesis and prayer of the Church.  Such formulations are already found in the apostolic writings, such as this salutation taken up in the Eucharistic liturgy:"

2 Corinthians 13:14

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."

Ephesians 4:4–6 

"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all."