Re: Nicene Creed

From: Robert Schneider (
Date: Mon Jun 16 2003 - 21:18:43 EDT

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    Regarding the "filioque" clause, perhaps there is enough ambiguity in the
    ASA statement to include both versions. And if at some gathering of ASAers,
    the Nicene Creed should happen to be recited, the eastern Orthodox members
    might do what they do when worshipping at my Episcopal parish: fall silent
    in the Creed at "and the son."

    Frankly, the whole matter of "procession" baffles me. I prefer the attitude
    of a Greek Orthodox bishop at a seminary on the island of Crete, who was
    asked by an Anglican priest I know to explain the Trinity: "Ah, the
    Treeneety," he replied, after a brief pause, "eet ees a greaaat meestery!"

    Bob Schneider

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    From: "gordon brown" <>
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    Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 5:30 PM
    Subject: Nicene Creed

    > I just looked at the ASA web page's link to the Nicene Creed, and it
    > raises a question in my mind. The discussion indicates that there is more
    > than one version. Which one is intended by our statement of faith--the one
    > with the filioque clause or the one without it? In other words, are
    > Eastern Orthodox thereby excluded from the ASA?
    > Gordon Brown
    > Department of Mathematics
    > University of Colorado
    > Boulder, CO 80309-0395

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