In order to learn the mystery of the Holy Trinity, one should turn to God and improve oneself spiritually. This was stated by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, during the Divine Liturgy at the square in front of the Dormition Cathedral of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra on June 7, the feast day of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Pentecost, reports Lavra.ua.
“The Holy Trinity is not three Gods, but the One God, Who has three Persons. The Holy Trinity created the invisible and visible worlds: God the Father wished, God the Son created, and God the Holy Spirit made everything alive. In order to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity, one should turn to God and simply pay attention to oneself and to the world around us,” said the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
“There is a seal of the Holy Trinity on every creation in the world. A person has a mind, which has the ability to give rise to thoughts, and the thoughts has the strength that can help us do good deeds in our lives. A person should keep within the image of the Holy Trinity in order that it stays intact. It will stay intact only if the person follows the Holy Divine laws. Then the person is sanctified and becomes alike our Creator and Author,” the Archpastor noted.
“May the Lord help us so that we would force ourselves to return our mind to the Triune God, so that we would prayerfully address Him and thank Him for everything that He sends in our lives. Then our life will be sanctified by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and we will understand the mystery of the Triune God to the extent of our purity and perfection. Then the hope for the eternal salvation in Heaven in Our Lord Jesus Christ will enter our hearts, Who we glorify, honor and worship together with His Eternal Father, His Most Holy, Good, and Life-giving Spirit, now, forever and ever,” concluded His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.
A special supplication that is read “during the destructive pestilence” was offered during the Liturgy. At the end of the service, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry presided over the Great Vespers with reading of kneeling prayers, after which he thanked the concelebrating clergy and called on God’s blessing for everyone present.