Trinity Sunday again, the Athanasian Creed will be taken out of the closet, dusted off for use, and recited by (sometimes groaning) congregations. I think it's a pity we only use it liturgically once a year. To me, the great value of this creed is beyond words. Today I'd just point out one very helpful thing (and I'm sure I've mentioned it on the blog before): this Creed defines for us what the Catholic faith is.
"And the catholic faith is this: that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity, neither confusing the Persons nor dividing the substance."
According to the CREED, the catholic faith isn't submission to the Roman pontiff (why, he's not even mentioned!), nor is it adherence to this or that human tradition - no matter how venerable, and it certainly is not to be identified with the cult of the saints and such. Rather, the catholic faith is worshipping the Trinity! Find the glorification of the Father, Son, and Spirit going on without confusing the Persons or dividing the substance, and you've found the catholic church.
So, if you're one of those sorts who are ALLERGIC to the word "catholic" because you can only hear it as "Roman," well, let the Creed teach you that that is NOT what catholic means! To say salvation ONLY in the catholic church is to confess salvation only in the worship of the Blessed Trinity.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.