Athanasius and the Creed



            Memory work continues.  The smallest children should learn the first line or two of the creed; everyone else should be able to say (or sing) the entire creed.  After all, we hear it every week in church!  Again, work on it bit by bit through the week and a prize will be given on Sunday. But don’t forget St. Athanasius; read his story and color his icon.

Prayer: Lord, may all Christians be one in the true faith you revealed to St. Athanasius and the council with your Nicene creed.



Match the first half of each verse to the second, beginning with:


In one God                                                                  begotten of the Father before all ages.


Maker of heaven and earth                                          came down from heaven,


And in one Lord Jesus Christ,                                      and sitteth at the right hand of the Father         ,


The only begotten,                                                       and suffered and was buried,


Light of Light,                                                              Who proceeds from the Father,


Begotten not made,                                                      the Son of God,


Who for us men and for our salvation                         and apostolic church.


And was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and                    to judge the living and the dead, Whose

            the Virgin Mary                                                           Kingdom shall have no end.


And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate         the Father Almighty,


And the third day He rose again                                  is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke

                                                                                                by the prophets.                                  


And ascended into heaven                                           of one essence with the Father by Whom all

                                                                                                things were made.


And He shall come again in glory                                and became man.


And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life       and of all things visible and invisible.


Who with the Father and the Son together                   for the remission of sins.


And in one holy catholic                                             according to the Scriptures.                             


I acknowledge one baptism                                         and the life in the world to come.


I look for the resurrection of the dead                         true God of true God,