From the Bench: Trinity Sunday

Notes About Sunday’s Music

May 27th - Trinity Sunday

The concept of the Trinity is one of the great mysteries of our faith. I have personally struggled to grasp the concept over the years, and I still can’t say I have a great understanding of it. But, perhaps, that is the point. I don’t think that we will ever fully understand the mystery of the Trinity with our human minds, and that is ok.

Our opening hymn is probably one of the most well-known Trinitarian hymns, “Holy, Holy, Holy”. This hymn text was written by Reginald Heber in the early 19th century, and the tune was written by John B. Dykes shortly thereafter. It’s opening line mirrors the Sanctus which takes place during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, but it’s text expands upon this hymn of praise with some really wonderful imagery. Notice that the text never tries to explain the Trinity, rather, it praises God in Trinitarian form. This praise is mirrored in the fourth verse of our offertory hymn “Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist”, and in the fourth verse of our recessional “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”.

Our choir is off this Sunday, but they will be back next week at the noon Mass for the celebration of Corpus Christi and the commemoration of our church's dedication 100 years ago. I hope you consider joining us for this very special Mass, which will include an outdoor procession. 



553 Holy, Holy, Holy


Mass of the Spirit Wind


954 Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist


Mass for a Servant Church


940 Take and Eat


614 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name