February is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Most Holy Trinity
“And there are three who give testimony
in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.”
(I St. John, v. 7)
Glory be to thee O Co-equal Trinity, one God-head before all ages, now, and for evermore. From whom are all things; thro’ whom are all things; in whom are all things; to Him be glory for ever.
The Famous Creed based on the Trinitarian Doctrine is the Athanasian Creed. It is also focused on Christology. The Latin name of the creed, “Quicunque Vult,” is taken from the opening words, "Whoever wishes". This creed explicitly states the equality of the three persons of the Trinity.
The mystery of the ever-adorable Trinity is the foundation of the Christian religion, the Master-Dogma of the Catholic Faith, and is firmly to be believed and assented to, though incomprehensible to human reason. What the Christian Church teaches us, with regard to this mystery, in a few words, is this: There is only one supreme Eternal God, Creator of heaven and earth, in three divine Persons, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, really distinct one from the other. For the Father is not the Son, nor the Holy Ghost; nor is the Son the Father, or the Holy Ghost; nor is the Holy Ghost the Father, or the Son. The Father is from no other: The Son was born of the Father from all eternity, and is equal to him in power and majesty, of the same nature and substance: The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and Son from all eternity, is equal to them in power and majesty, of the same nature and substance with them. So that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are the One, supreme, Eternal Being; and consequently, tho’ the Father be God, the Son be God, and the Holy Ghost be God, they are but One God equally to be praised, adored, and worshiped for ever.
Let us therefore this month beg Almighty God to preserve us in this Faith, and continue to teach us to submit our reason to revelation. Let us offer our prayers for those unhappy men, who, taking their weak reason for the standard of all truth, impiously give the lie to the Almighty, and refuse to believe God, when he himself teaches us (through the Church) what we are to believe concerning him.
Below listed are the feasts falling in February 2021:
February 1: St. Ignatius (of Antioch), Bishop and Martyr, Double.
February 3: Commemoration of St. Blase Bishop and Martyr.
February 4: St. Andrew Corsini Bishop and Confessor, Double.
February 7: Sexagesima Sunday, Double; Commemoration of St. Romuald Abbot.
February 8: St. John of Matha Confessor, Double.
February 9: Commemoration of the Passion of Christ (Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday); St. Cyril Bishop of Alexandria, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double; Commemoration of St. Apollonia Virgin Martyr.
February 10: St. Scholastica Virgin, Double.
February 13: Mass of the Season
February 14: Shrove Sunday/Quinquagesima Sunday, Double; Commemoration of St. Valentine Priest and Martyr.
February 15: Shrove Monday/Commemoration of Ss. Faustinus and Jovita Martyrs.
February 16: Holy Face of our Lord Jesus Christ (Shrove Tuesday).
(THE HOLY SEASON OF LENT BEGINS)
February 18: Commemoration of St. Simeon Bishop and Martyr.
February 19: The sacred Crown of Thorns (Friday after Ash Wednesday).
February 20: Mass of the Season
February 21: I Sunday of Lent, Double of the I Class.
February 22: Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, Greater Double; Commemoration of St. Paul.
February 25: Mass of the Season
February 28: II Sunday of Lent, Double of the I Class.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.