Crumbs
October 21, 2020
191. Week of Trinity Sunday - Monday
The unsearchable mystery of the Trinity as revealed to us in the Scriptures
          You are my Son; this day I have begotten You. - The Spirit of Truth that proceeds from the Father. - The Spirit of His Son.   Psalms 2:7; John 15:26; Galations 4:6
          Shall we feebly lisp a little more about the unsearchable mystery of the Trinity as revealed to us in the Scriptures? - The Father has from eternity begotten the Son from His essence. The Father said to the Son: "You are My Son; this day have I begotten You. "This day" - here is the incomprehensible divine eternity, where there is neither before nor after, but an everlasting now and today. Hence the Son has been begotten or born of the Father, out of His essence, from eternity. The Son is "the brightness of His glory and the express image of His Person." (Hebr. 1:3). But He is the living and personal Brightness of His glory and the living and personal Image of His Person. From everlasting to everlasting the Father is imaged and reflected in the Son. And the Holy Spirit is the living and personal breath which from eternity proceeds from the Father, and from the Son as well, for He is also the Breath, the "Spirit of the Son." What more shall we say? The mystery is too profound. There is a great and complete unity in the divine Trinity. From everlasting to everlasting, in an eternal today, the Father begets the Son from His being; from everlasting to everlasting, in an eternal today, the Son is the living and personal Brightness of the Father begotten of Him, and the express Image of His Person; from everlasting to everlasting, in an eternal today, the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, personal and living, completing the perfect unity of the Holy Trinity. This is the true God as He reveals Himself: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three distinct Persons in one and the same eternal divine essence.- And now we will be still and worship. But do you know the Son? It is Jesus Christ.
          PRAYER: - O almighty and eternal God, who has given us, Your servants, grace to know and to confess in true faith the glory of the eternal Trinity and to worship the unity of equal power and majesty: grant, I beseech You, that Your Church may at all times be fortified against the attacks of all adversaries by steadfastly adhering to such faith, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, the Father, in unity with the Holy Spirit, true God, world without end. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 21, 2020