1  It is impossible here to say everything about Jesus that people hold dear. Another series will be needed – and we hope that this Autumn there will be some lectures on this subject

2  Common Worship pages 141 and 173

3  Particularly if you come both to Sunday communion services and to evensong

4  The older English texts had “the quick and the dead”

5  … and therefore say the Nicene Creed

6  “eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one Being with the father; through him all things were made”

7  “Arianism” was the “heresy” promoted by a Greek theologian called Arius

8  In Greek “Hades” and in Hebrew “Sheol” was the place of the dead. Originally the clause “descended to the dead” may just have meant that Christ went where we all go at death

9  Matthew 12:39f; Acts 2:27ff; Romans 10:7; 1 Peter 3:19; 1 Peter 4:6