What is Trinity Sunday and how is it celebrated?

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Many Christians celebrate Trinity Sunday (Image: Getty)

Sundays are a holy day in Christianity, and Trinity Sunday is especially holy.

It comes after Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost, but what is it exactly and when does it usually take place?

And how is it usually celebrated or commemorated?

What and When is Trinity Sunday?

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost, i.e. the 50th day after Easter.

In 2022 the day falls on Sunday 12 June, while in 2023 it is scheduled to fall on Sunday 4 June – followed by Sunday 26 May 2024 and Sunday 15 June 2025.

Praying hands of a woman with a cross on a wooden desk

The day revolves around the Holy Trinity (Picture: Getty)

It focuses on the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (sometimes called the “Holy Spirit”).

On this day, many Western Christians worship God and give thanks for all that the Trinity did to save their sins.

in the In the Eastern Orthodox Churches, many Christians will observe All Saints’ Day instead of Trinity Sunday.

How is Trinity Sunday celebrated by Christians?

Usually the day is marked by special services, while Sunday schools are likely to focus on the Trinity.

Written readings for the Trinity Sunday ceremony might include Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, or Matthew 28:16-20.

The goal is to better understand the Lord and understand His love for people.

However, the whole idea of ​​the Trinity is that it is meant to be beyond human comprehension, so many will try to understand it through worship, symbol and faith.

The teachings of Trinity Sunday can be considered controversial, as some people believe that if you discuss the Trinity for too long you are examining the idea of ​​God too deeply.

The church year also begins on this day and every Sunday up to the Advent season begins on this date.

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