The Apostles’ Creed


I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and
sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting,

The name of the Creed comes from the probably fifth-century legend that, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit after Pentecost, each of the Twelve Apostles dictated part of it. Originally it was essentially a baptismal confession and had several variations.

The word “catholic” with a lower case ‘c’ does not mean the Roman Catholic Church, but the universal Christian Church as a whole.

9 thoughts on “The Apostles’ Creed”

  1. Jonie,

    I grew up reciting the Apostles’ Creed. As an adult, I became a minister of the Gospel. I have preached on and written articles about the Creed. Your photograph really added so much to the beauty of the Creed.

    Coach Theresa Ip Froehlich

  2. I too have grown up reciting the Apostles Creed, we recite it everyday during mass as well, I am Roman Catholic.

  3. The creed brings it all down to the simplest level, those things which unite us as Christians. We do well to repeat and remember these foundational beliefs.

  4. As a Catholic I believe in full in this prayer, and if Universal Catholic Church, does not exclude anyone who is not Catholic, because of the mercy of God with his creation.

  5. Beautiful choice Jonie, as you say the ‘c’ doesn’t refer to the Catholic Church, I’m CofE and we recite it as part of communion services every Sunday.

  6. we should all be able to sign up to this!!
    PS the catholic church was “the” church for 1500 years – it just means “all encompassing”

  7. Thanks very much for the message given by the others. I am also Catholic but we mustn’t differentiate each other because we are the only God’s creation. These Apostle Creed helps a lot in time of prayer /meditation and it feels as if you really meant business with our Universal Creator.
    Thanks Jonie

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