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Aissa Hillebrand 
Mercer School of Theology 
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Join us four Thursdays in Epiphany as we encounter


 Three Creeds: Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian




The Book of Common Prayer includes three Creeds—the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian. Creedal formulas predate the New Testament. Indeed, we know of no Christianity without them. This Lunch & Learn Series looks to the Creeds in four sessions to show why they are important in our contemporary life of faith, not only in terms of liturgy, where we find especially the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, but in reflection upon the mystery of God’s revelation in Christ.

Join us online with The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Hull, Principal and Pantonian Professor of Divinity at the Scottish Episcopal Institute (Edinburgh), four Thursdays in Epiphanytide from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm via Zoom.

January 11: Christianity’s earliest credal statements in St. Paul’s Epistles and the Didache.

January 18: The Apostles’ Creed and its roots in the Old Roman Creed

January 25: The Nicene Creed and its origins at Nicaea I (325 CE) and Constantinople I (381 CE), as well as its interpretation at Chalcedon I (451 CE).

February 1: The Athanasian Creed, having nothing to do with St Athanasius (d. 373 CE), but having widespread appeal in Western Christianity from the fifth century.