Trinity Sunday

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 at 10 a.m. switches this week only to “Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. / And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen”

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 Gloria. A setting such as S-236 from the Hymnal 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 four-fold blessing from the Book of Occasional Services is used on Trinity Sunday.

The words “Alleluia, alleluia!” are dropped from the dismissal.

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Vestments are white (not Coronation set) as in Eastertide.

The paschal candle no longer is displayed.

Last updated: June 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

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