The Holy Trinity appearing to Alexander Svrisky
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one
1 John 5:7
I have become interested in the Holy Trinity once again. Not by my own doing, however.
At Priestly Formation, we spoke a bit about the Trinity, which was interesting on a few levels; one being how some don't really care about it that much as a concept, another, I thought I understood it. I don't, really. We spoke of heresy, and it was mentioned that at a certain conference some priests were speaking abouty the Trinity and placing the position of the Spirit as higher than the Father and Son. I didn't really get why that would necessarily be heresy.
The previous day, I had placed this picture on my desktop at work.
Holy TrinityWhen I returned after going up to Newcastle, I was informed by many on my choice of desktop picture:
It is Hindu.
It is hideous.
I suppose everyone likes different art.
It is heretical.
Why is it heretical?
It must be to do with the fact that all three persons are depicted as Jesus.
I preached on the Transfiguration on the following Wednesday. Afterwards, Fr Steven pointed out a part that may have been heretical:
At the Transfiguration, it wasn't Jesus changing into something, or becoming GodThis is called subordination. I was placing the Son in a position lower than God.
So much learn, so much to learn.