Athanasian Creed - Latin

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 2 2012 3:05 PM

In my church's calendar, today is St. Athanasius Day.  This creed was almost certainly not written by Athanasius (First clue - the Eastern Church seems to not have been aware of it until after 1000 AD. - 2nd clue, it seems to use 5th Century Augustinian Trinitarian concepts and a bit of 5th Century Cyrilic Christological concepts) but was attributed to him because it celebrates the orthodox doctrine of God for which Athanasius was such a witness.

The main text is basically from http://www.bible-researcher.com/ecumenical-creeds.html , which is attributed to Schaaf's work on Creeds.

I have found that because we use it rarely, it keeps a bit of freshness today.  The following phrase has particularly stood out for me lately: Unus autem, non conversione divinitatis in carnem: sed assumptione humanitatis in Deum.

I have tagged it with both the Athanasian Creed datatype as well as the BookOfConcord datatype...(Hey - I AM Lutheran)

SDG

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2012 4:35 PM

Kenneth McGuire:

In my church's calendar, today is St. Athanasius Day.  This creed was almost certainly not written by Athanasius (First clue - the Eastern Church seems to not have been aware of it until after 1000 AD. - 2nd clue, it seems to use 5th Century Augustinian Trinitarian concepts and a bit of 5th Century Cyrilic Christological concepts) but was attributed to him because it celebrates the orthodox doctrine of God for which Athanasius was such a witness.

The main text is basically from http://www.bible-researcher.com/ecumenical-creeds.html , which is attributed to Schaaf's work on Creeds.

I have found that because we use it rarely, it keeps a bit of freshness today.  The following phrase has particularly stood out for me lately: Unus autem, non conversione divinitatis in carnem: sed assumptione humanitatis in Deum.

I have tagged it with both the Athanasian Creed datatype as well as the BookOfConcord datatype...(Hey - I AM Lutheran)

SDG

Ken McGuire

Thanks, Ken!          For this and for all your sharings!        Peace to you!                        *smile*                                                      and ....             Always Joy in the Lord!

Now that my Health is improving (I thank and praise our gracious and Loving God!), I'm beginning to tackle a few items I've procrastinated on, including the Latin Athanasian Creed.       My Pastor uses it every year on Trinity Sunday.  (In English, of course!)             I used to use it for the first 25 years or so of my Pastoral Ministry but sort of "slipped back" during my last 20 years before I retired.  It is truly part of our heritage!

 I've had a few years of Latin, and sometimes it comes back a wee bit.  Am very grateful to Logos for the reference works.

Kindest personal greetings; and I do remember you and your loved ones to the Throne of Grace occasionally.

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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Again, updated by telling Computer that this is Latin so it can use Latin dictionaries.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 27 2012 1:29 PM

Kenneth McGuire:

Again, updated by telling Computer that this is Latin so it can use Latin dictionaries.

Thank you for making life easier for us!                                                           Peace!                                                     .. and ....     Joy in the Lord!

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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