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Believe, And Be Saved

One of the three affirmations of the Christian faith which the Anglican Church shares with a great many other Churches is the Athanasian Creed, which begins rather insistently:

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence.

Why would our ancestors in the faith have commended to us in such certain terms, such a specific and nuanced way of describing and understanding God? Isn't it enough to simply believe in an almighty creator? Or that Jesus died for our sins? Or to receive the Holy Spirit?

On this Trinity Sunday we will explore this mystery together, and perhaps grow to understand why so many who have lived their life with God, pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Maybe this prayer tells us more about the Gospel than we might think a simple ritual ever could.

See you Sunday,
Ian.

 

New & Upcoming

Fifth Sunday Potlucks July 29; September 30.

Second Sunday Sandwiches June 10, July 8, August 12.

We have partnered with the Light House homeless prevention support center to help provide the 100 free meals per day they distribute from their facility in Annapolis. We will make lunches on the second Sunday of each month, more details about how to join in and what you should bring or buy will come soon. Email Ian to be first to hear about it.

Next Vestry Meeting May 20, 12:30-2:30

Weeknight Vespers (Evening Prayer with Bible Study)

Online Giving We have partnered with tithe.ly to help make giving more accessible. If you do give online, you can find an online giving card on the back table on Sunday morning, so you can still participate by placing this card in the offering plate.