Now the Christian faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity.
For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Spirit.
So the Father is God, the Son God, the Holy Spirit God;
And yet there are not three Gods, but one God.
There is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits.
And in this Trinity there is no before or after, no greater or less;
But all three Persons are co-eternal together, and co-equal.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Adapted from parts of the Creed of St. Athanasius, late fifth or sixth century, by Daniel Hayward, Ingleside-Newington Pastoral Charge, The United Church of Canada, South Stormont, ON.
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