|Disputation over the Trinity - by ANDREA DEL SARTO - from Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence . . . . . Saints in Heaven discuss the Absolute Mystery of the Holy Trinity which is beyond their ability to fully comprehend. Included (ccw) are Saints Mary Magdalene; Saint Francis of Assisi bearing the wounds of his Stigmata; Saint Dominic; Saint Lawrence with the Grate on which he was burned to death; Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo; and Saint Sebastian with the arrows of his Martyrdom.|
|Appropriation||Appropriation is defined as a Way of Speaking about the Trinity in which Acts, Common to all Three (3) Persons, are Attributed-to an Individual Person, such as Sanctification to the Holy Spirit.|
|Circumincession||The Mutual Indwelling of the Trinity: "Because of this Unity, the Father is entirely-in the Son and entirely-in the Holy Spirit; the Son is entirely-in the Father and entirely-in the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit is entirely-in the Father and entirely-in the Son". (Denzinger 704)|
|Consubstantial||Having the same Substance.|
|Generation||The Production of One Living Being from Another, both having the same Nature.|
|Mystery||A Divinely Revealed Truth whose very Possibility cannot be Rationally Conceived before it is Revealed and, after Revelation, whose Inner Essence cannot be Fully Understood by the Finite Mind.|
|Person||An Individual, Incommunicable Substance of a Rational Nature. This Definition applies to Human Beings and Angels, as well as to God.|
|Procession||The Origin of One from Another . . . One Proceeding from another. There are Two (2) Internal Divine Processions: the Generation of the Son and the Spiration of the Holy Spirit.|
|Relation||Is an Ordination or Reference of One-thing to Another.|
|Spiration||A Type of Divine Proceeding, from the noun "Spirit" which means "Breath".|
Trinity Hymn, Te Deum Laudamus -
Written by Ignaz Franz, translated by
|Holy God, we praise Thy Name
Lord of all we bow before Thee;
all on earth Thy scepter claim,
all in heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
everlasting is Thy reign.
Hark, the loud celestial hymn
angel choirs above are raising;
Cherubim and Seraphim
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heavens with sweet accord;
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!
Lo, the Apostolic train
Join, Thy sacred name to hallow:
prophets swell the loud refrain,
and the white-robbed Martyrs follow;
and, from morn till set of sun,
through the Church the song goes on.
Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee,
While in essence only One,
undivided God we claim Thee:
and, adoring, bend the knee
while we own the mystery.
Thou art King of glory, Christ:
Son of God, yet born of Mary;
for us sinners sacrificed,
and to death a tributary:
first to break the bars of death,
Thou has opened Heaven to faith.
From Thy high celestial home,
Judge of all, again returning,
we believe that Thou shalt come
in the dreaded Doomsday morning;
when Thy voice shall shake the earth,
and the startled dead come forth.
Therefore do we pray Thee, Lord:
help Thy servants whom, redeeming
by Thy Precious Blood outpoured,
Thou hast saved from Satan's scheming.
Give to them eternal rest
in the glory of the Blest.
Spare Thy people, Lord, we pray,
by a thousand snares surrounded:
keep us without sin today,
never let us be confounded.
Lo, I put my trust in Thee;
never, Lord, abandon me.
Thanks be rendered to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for all the Graces with which I have been laden in the past.
Thanks be rendered to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the Graces with which I am laden now.
Thanks be rendered to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the Graces with which the Supreme Goodness will crown me in the future.
Omnipotence of the Father, help my weakness and save me from the depths of misery.
Wisdom of the Son, direct all my thoughts, words, and deeds.
Love of the Holy Spirit, be the source of all the activity of my mind, that it may be conformed to the Divine Will.
Father, You sent Your Word to bring us Truth and Your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the Mystery of Your Life. Help us to worship You, one God in Three Persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in You.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.