Named in honor of St. Athanasius, fourth century defender of the faith, the Athanasian Creed confesses the truth of the Holy Trinity and our Lord Jesus Christ’s incarnation thoroughly and rhythmically.

“This is the catholic faith,” that is, what the true church of all times and all places confesses about our God and His salvation. More than 15 centuries later, the church continues to confess this truth, confident that the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, has given Himself for our salvation.

The Athanasian Creed is traditionally sung as part of the psalmody at midday on Sundays. It is commonly confessed, if at no other time, on Trinity Sunday. LCMS Worship is pleased to offer this creed in multiple formats for congregational use.

Source: This translation of the Athanasian Creed (Quincunque Vult) is from Lutheran Service Book. Copyright ©2006 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. Distributed by the LCMS Worship for congregational and school use and streaming only. Commercial reproduction or reproduction for sale of this work in part or in whole without the written permission of the copyright holder is prohibited.

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