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Trinity Sunday
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Devotion to the Trinity (Trinity/Doctrine of the Trinity) is rooted in anti-Arian polemic. The beginnings go back to the 10th century, but the observance was not introduced throughout the Western church until 1334. Liturgical reform retained the traditional date, the first Sunday after Pentecost. In the Byzantine liturgical year, Pentecost itself is the actual Trinity Sunday; the Monday following is dedicated to the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday came to dominate the church year through the…

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Kunzler, Michael, “Trinity Sunday”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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