THE CREEDS

THE CREEDS ARE ANCIENT STATEMENTS OF BELIEF COMPOSED BY CHRISTIANS IN THE 2ND-5TH CENTURIES. THEY WERE DEVELOPED TO ADDRESS CONTROVERSIES AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND DEFINE TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY

THE APOSTLES' CREED

We believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day, he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of the saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

THE NICENE CREED

We believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;

through him, all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake, he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,

he suffered death and was buried,

and rose again on the third day

in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead

and his kingdom will have no end.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

 

We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come. Amen.