Including God on Our Bucket List

Deacon Jerry Schiffer

Something different: Today, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, I've opened this space for a homily from my husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer.  Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Year B May 31, 2015 Not long ago, an acquaintance who had been ill for more than two years, died – but not before he had fulfilled some of the wishes on his “bucket list.”Included on that list was spending time in his favorite bar, which he did all the way up to the day he died. Also on his … [Read more...]

Is the Holy Spirit Really God? The Trinity, As Defined by Constantinople

By AnonMoos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sunday, May 31 is Trinity Sunday--or, more formally, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.In honor of the feast, I thought I'd chat a bit about the Trinity--what that means, and when the concept of a God Who is "Three-in-One" was officially defined. That happened when the Church was young--more than two hundred years before the books of the Bible were finalized by the Orthodox at the Second Council of Trullan in 692. (The Catholic scriptures, while generally agreed upon, were not … [Read more...]