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The Complete Catholic Handbook

The Complete Catholic Handbook

The Apostle's Creed

  1. What are the chief things which God has revealed?
  2. Say the Apostles’ Creed.
  3. How is the Apostles’ Creed divided?

  1. What are the chief things which God has revealed?
    The chief things which God has revealed are contained in the Apostles’ Creed.

    Contained. To be found or held in it.

    Creed. A form of belief. There are five forms of the Creed:

    1. The Apostles’ Creed, composed by the Apostles before they separated to preach the Gospel throughout the world;
    2. the Nicene, composed at the Council of Nicaea;
    3. the Athanasian;
    4. the Creed of Pope Plus IV, which was drawn up immediately after the Council of Trent; and
    5. the anti-modernist Creed of Pope Plus X.
    The Creed teaches us our faith, or what we must believe in order to be saved.

  2. Say the Apostles’ Creed.
    I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by 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 rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence 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. Amen.

    Amen. ‘So be it’, or ‘May it be so’. This word at the end of prayers expresses a wish that what we have been praying for may be granted.

  3. How is the Apostles’ Creed divided?
    The Apostles’ Creed is divided into twelve parts or articles.

    Articles. Small parts or divisions, short clauses. The articles of the Creed may be divided into three parts:
    1. the first article, which treats especially of God the Father and the work of Creation;
    2. from the second to the seventh inclusive, in which particular mention is made of God the Son, and the work of Redemption;
    3. from the eighth to the twelfth; which treat of God the Holy Spirit and the work of Sanctification.

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