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Celebrating the Sunday of our Holy Trinity in Ventnor, NJ (June, 2023)

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

This sermon by Pastor Michael Blitz was streamed live on June 4th, 2023. You can watch more sermon recordings here, and be sure to tune into next Sunday's sermon on Facebook live, as well as like our page to stay up to date on church events and more.

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, so we take some time to look at the importance of the Holy Trinity, and how God has revealed himself as 3 persons and yet 1 God. We at St. John's have celebrated the Sunday of the Holy Trinity since 1892 in our historic church.

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar celebrating the Christian doctrine of the Trinity -- the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday is celebrated in all the Western liturgical churches, including churches in and around the Atlantic City region (Latin Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ and Methodist).

In the early Church, no special Office or day was assigned for the Holy Trinity. When the Arian heresy was spreading, the Fathers prepared an Office with canticles, responses, a Preface, and hymns, to be recited on Sundays. In the Sacramentary of Gregory the Great there are prayers and the Preface of the Trinity. During the Middle Ages, especially during the Carolingian period, devotion to the Blessed Trinity was a highly important feature of private devotion and inspired several liturgical expressions.

Church members, friends and viewers like you can support St. John's By-the-Sea by donating through our website via PayPal, credit card, or by mailing your donations to:

St. John's Reformed Church

6 S Sacramento Ave

Ventnor City, NJ 08406

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