The Holy Trinity
The Holy Trinity of our Holy Orthodox Church is our God. The Holy Trinity is the Father, the Son, (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. They are one God in three persons, existing in an eternal way for the salvation of the world. We witness the Holy Trinity in Christ''s Baptism when we hear the Father speak, "this is my beloved Son of whom I am well pleased," the Son Jesus Christ who is being baptized, and the Holy Spirit as a Dove. All three persons are together in one event. Jesus Christ is publicly proclaimed the Son of God at His Baptism and then He leaves for the wilderness to be tempted by the devil for 40 days. We also witness the Trinitarian God at the Holy Transfiguration on Mount Tabor when Christ appeared to the disciples with a bright shining light, for Christ appeared in the glory of His divinity. We hear God the Father say, "this is my beloved Son," we see Christ in the heavens, and we witness this incredible uncreated light symbolizing the Holy Spirit. "And He was transfigured before them. His face was shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light." (Matthew 17:2). Our Church is named after our Trinitarian God.
One of the best-known prayers of the Orthodox Church speaks of the spirit of God being "present in all places and filling all things." This profound affirmation is basic to Orthodoxy's understanding of God and His relationship to the world. Learn more»