Exposition, Basil Exposition.

Why interrupt the flow of the stories with the Trinity, right after Pentecost?  Basal exposition - throwing a theology moment in right after Pentecost is, in literary terms, basal exposition.  Huh?  Each Star Wars movie starts with a “screen crawl” that sets up what’s about to happen (basal exposition), and the Austin Powers series has a character who explains things (Basil Exposition).  So what needs explaining here?  Trinity Sunday is there to explain what happened at Pentecost, and to set up what is about to happen to the Apostles post-Pentecost. 

Okay, so that’s why Trinity Sunday comes after Pentecost, but…