Trinity Sunday is something of a liturgical bridge between the high celebration of Easter, marked by the color white and by special music, and the more routine forms of the summer “green season.”
Preludes and postludes continue as usual.
The Opening Acclamation reverts to “Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. / Glory to God for ever and ever.”
A solemn Te Deum may replace the Gloria if desired.
Canticle 2 (Rite One) or 13 (Benedictus es, Domine) from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer is used in place of the Psalm. A setting such as S-236 from theHymnal 1982 may be used.
The Confession of Sin is not used.
The Comfortable Words are not used at 8 a.m. because the Confession of Sin is not used.
The Prayer of Humble Access is omitted at the 8 a.m. Eucharist, but returns the following week.
The words “Alleluia, alleluia!” are dropped from the dismissal.
The four-fold blessing from the Book of Occasional Services is used on Trinity Sunday.
Vestments are white (not Coronation set) as in Eastertide.
The paschal candle no longer is displayed.Last updated: June 22, 2013 at 10:33 am