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Vicar's News - 26 May 2024

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday in honour of the most fundamental of Christian beliefs—belief in the Holy Trinity. We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula: God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—are all equally God, and they cannot be divided.

Trinity Sunday is one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than a person or event. On Trinity Sunday, the faithful remember and honor the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday lasts only one day, which is symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.

The Trinity is a mystery. By mystery the Church does not mean a riddle, but rather the Trinity is a reality above our human comprehension that we may begin to grasp, but ultimately must know through worship, symbol, and faith.


Music on Sunday

Prelude: Siciliano in C from Divertimento 21 – Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

(arr. Erich Benedikt)

Hymns: Processional Eternal Father, strong to save

Gradual Father of heaven, whose love profound

Thanksgiving Let all the world in every corner sing

Post Communion Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

Setting: Christ Church Mass – Philip Matthias (b. 1954)

Psalm: 29 TiS 17

Anthem: God so loved the world – John Stainer (1840-1901)

Motet: Holy, holy, holy – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Postlude: Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552/2 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)



Last Sunday we celebrated the feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was received by the apostles in the form of flames on their heads, many people were baptised and they also received the Spirit through their baptism, as we do today.

In the afternoon we received Felix Lin into the Church of God through Holy Baptism and a reception for baby Felix and his family was held in the Pioneer Chapel.


The Melbourne Anglican

The TMA is no longer printed every month, only 4 times per year. This month's edition can be viewed on this link: The Melbourne Anglican


Parish Dinner with the Choir

This year's dinner will be held on Wednesday 19 June at Pantry. We will begin at 5.30pm and be completed by 8.30pm. Did you know that there is a Vicar's song for St Andrew's? It might be performed on the evening, so make sure you get your tickets.


Dragon Boat Festival




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