In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
Each year on Trinity Sunday we dust off the sometimes dreaded Athanasian Creed. It seems tedious, especially with some of the archaic language in our hymnal’s translation of the Creed. Its repetition is tiring. So, why bother? It is the most airtight confession of our Triune God. It was written to combat those who denied the Trinity and that Jesus was fully God and fully Man. When you’re dealing with heretics, brevity is not your friend. So we confess the faith by way of the Athanasian Creed, not to recall heresies of the early Church, but to remind ourselves of the mystery of the Trinity. It also reminds us that as hard as we try to define God in human terms, we are still unable to do it in a way that our minds can comprehend.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).