Responsorial for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (A)

Daniel 3:52-56

The responsorial for today’s feast is actually from the Book of Daniel. While the Psalms are a central part of the liturgical tradition and offer a rich tapestry of praise and prayer, the Church occasionally incorporates readings from other books of the Bible to provide different perspectives or highlight a specific theological theme.

This passage from Daniel is commonly known as the “Song of the Three Young Men” or the “Benedicite.” It is part of the famous account of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their deliverance from the fiery furnace. Their song is a hymn of praise and thanksgiving that they offer to God while in the furnace.

The hymn acknowledges God’s power, sovereignty, and greatness, which aligns with the theme of the Holy Trinity as the three persons of God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — working together in perfect unity and majesty.

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