The Catholic Apostles Creed Prayer

You will find that the Catholic Apostles Creed prayer differs from other versions, and though it is very similar, it is even different from the Nicene Creed.

It contains all the basic truths of the Faith one is required to believe in order to profess to being a Catholic, thus the name Creed which is derived from the Latin word credo, which means 'I believe'.

The Creed of the Apostles

I believe in God, the Father the almighty,

the creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended into hell,

On the third day he arose again from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

he sits at the right hand of God the Father the Almighty,

from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost,

the Holy Catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting. Amen.

The chief truths of the Catholic Faith are found here in the Apostles Creed, which really was compiled by the Apostles themselves, before they left for other countries to propagate the faith, containing the twelve articles of faith we are obliged to believe.

When we say the Creed, we actively make a profession of faith stating all we believe.

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N.B. Listen carefully when you are teaching little ones or someone who is converting when they say the Creed!

A common mistake made is:

he ascended into hell,

On the third day he arose again from the dead;

he descended into heaven

This mistake is most often made by young ones who, not knowing the meaning of the two words are confusing them, BUT I have also heard adults who are cradle Catholics say it too! Correct now while they are in the learning stage, not once they have memorized it the wrong way... It is hard to unlearn something!

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