Athanasian Creed


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Athanasian Creed

n.
A Christian creed dating probably from the fifth century, originally attributed to Athanasius but now considered to be of unknown origin.

Athanasian Creed

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a profession of faith widely used in the Western Church which, although formerly attributed to Athanasius, probably originated in Gaul between 381 and 428 ad

Ath′ana′sian Creed′


n.
a creed or formulary of Christian faith, formerly ascribed to Athanasius.
[1580–90]
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Noun1.Athanasian Creed - a Christian profession of faith
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Those green boughs, the hymn and anthem never heard but at Christmas-- even the Athanasian Creed, which was discriminated from the others only as being longer and of exceptional virtue, since it was only read on rare occasions--brought a vague exulting sense, for which the grown men could as little have found words as the children, that something great and mysterious had been done for them in heaven above and in earth below, which they were appropriating by their presence.
Minchin for his part liked to keep the mental windows open and objected to fixed limits; if the Unitarian brewer jested about the Athanasian Creed, Dr.
On Trinity Sunday, many congregations traditionally recite the Athanasian Creed, the Christian Church's confession of the doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity - the three persons in one God - all three of whom as distinct and co-eternal persons.
Hannibal Frederich's message, "The Trinity at Work," will be based on Acts 2:32-33 and the Athanasian Creed. One of the three ecumenical creeds of the Christian faith, the Athanasian Creed is the longest and is not often used in public worship.
There are four extant manuscripts of a 14th-century anonymous interlinear Latin-to-Middle English glossed prose translation of the Book of Psalms, 11 canticles, and the Athanasian Creed. The first of this two-volume edition contains the Middle English of the base text P (MS Pepys 2498, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge) along with substantive variants in three other manuscripts.
(31) The final straw, not surprisingly, was the Athanasian Creed. Since Bartholomew Day 1746, Whiston had "gone out of any Church" whenever someone started to read the Athanasian Creed.
In addition to the significant patristic commentators' being formative in the theological and therefore liturgical framework of the West, the Latin speakers also invoked the Quicunque Vult (the Athanasian Creed) in the litany, which describes the Spirit's proceeding from the Father and the Son.
Her Ministers, indeed I do not regard as infallible personages, I have seen too much of them for that--but to the Establishment, with all her faults--the profane Athanasian Creed excluded--I am sincerely attached.