Do Orthodox use or believe in the Athanasian Creed? If so...
In reviewing the Athanasian Creed, I have a question regarding its implications for faith and particularly for scholasticism.
Primarily I am wondering about the first line:
"Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this..."
Now, what is worrying me is that I have come to understand that having a true or perfect understanding of God, is not only unnecessary but also impossible. For me, I've felt like the important aspect of faith is growth is understanding. So, how does this relate to the Creed?
Or, is this creed considered a deviation from the Orthodox faith emphasizing mystery?