Forums: The Creeds
The Nicene Creed is at the center of every Episcopal Eucharistic service, and is used by more Christians than any other creed. Why is it so important? What does it say about what we believe as a church? Over the course of three weeks, this forum series will explore what the words in the creed mean, who wrote it (and why), and its role as Christianity’s “symbol of faith.”
The sessions will be led by Rev’d Dr. Ed Roslof, St. Alban parishioner, former seminary dean and professor of the history of Christianity.
Sunday, March 3: The Creeds--Early Days
An overview of the Apostles' creed and other creeds in the early Church. There were lots of them! Ed will also analyze the original version of the creed adopted at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.
Sunday, March 10: The Creeds--Revising the Nicene
The Nicene creed is the most widely accepted Christian expression of faith. Its wording today was the result of theological disputes, and changes in society, politics and Christianity in the Roman Empire during the fourth century.
Sunday, March 17: The Creeds--Nicene and Beyond
The Nicene Creed is a centerpiece of Christian worship. It has been both a force for Christian unity and the cause of Christian divisions. Do Christians today need an ancient creed? What new statements of faith are being developed now?