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; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will 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.




Apostles Creed in Latin

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae,
et in Iesum Christum, Filium Eius unicum, Dominum nostrum,
qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine,
passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus,
descendit ad inferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,
ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Patris omnipotentis,
inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.
Credo in Spiritum Sanctum,
sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem,
remissionem peccatorum,
carnis resurrectionem,
vitam aeternam.
Amen.

Apostles Creed in Spanish

Creo en Dios, Padre todopoderoso, creador del Cielo y de la Tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
que fue concebido por obra y garcia del Espíritu Santo;
nació de Santa María Virgen;
padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato;
fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado;
descendió a los infiernos;
al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos;
subió a los cielos y está a la diestra de Dios Padre;
desde allí ha de venir a juzgar a los vivos y a los muertos.
Creo en el Espíritu Santo, en la Santa Iglesia Católica,
la comumión de los Santos en el perdon de los pecados
la resurrección de los muertos y la vida eterna.
Amén.




Apostles Creed in French

Je crois en Dieu, toutepuissant de père, créateurde ciel et terre, et en Jesus Christ, son seulementfils, notre seigneur, qui a été conçu par le SaintEsprit, soutenu de Vierge Marie, souffert sousPontius Pilate, a été crucifié, est mort et a été enterré ; il est descendu dans lenfer ; le troisièmejour il sest levé encore des morts ; il est montédans le ciel, et est assis à la main droite de Dieula toutepuissant de père ; de lui viendra pour juger la vie et les morts. Je crois au SaintEsprit, à léglise catholique sainte, à la communion dessaints, à la rémission des péchés, à larésurrection du corps, et à la vie éternelle.

Amen.

Apostles Creed in Italian

Credo in Dio, onnipotente del padre, creatore dicielo e terra ed in Jesus Christ, il suo soltantofiglio, il nostro signore, che è stato concepito dalloSpirito Santo, sopportato di vergine Maria, soffertosotto Pontius Pilate, è stato crocifitto, morto ed è stato sepolto; ha disceso in inferno; il terzo giornoè aumentato ancora dai morti; è salito a in cielo edè messo alla mano destra di Dio il onnipotente delpadre; dal verrà a giudicare la vita ed i morti.Credo nello Spirito Santo, nella chiesa cattolicasanta, nella comunione dei san, nel perdono deipeccati, nella resurrezione del corpo e nella vitaeterna.

Amen.




 Apostles Creed Definition and Meaning

The purpose of the Apostles’ Creed is to pay heed to the apostles, and give them the respect that’s deserved.  The legend goes that each apostle of Jesus contributed a piece to the Creed.  There is no known evidence to support this considering the first appearance of this creed was in the middle of the second century.  This poses another question – If this legend is true, who contributed what?  This question doesn’t really require an answer, but I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who would love to know.

The Apostles’ Creed is to be recited to reaffirm one’s faith in God and Jesus.  It states each of the core beliefs that Jesus was the Son of God and that he died for our sins.  Now He resides in heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  If you are Catholic, and someone asks you, “What do you believe in?”  Your response should be the Apostles’ Creed.

The Apostles Creed is one of the core prayers for Christians around the world.  It is a commonly used prayer that dates back to the earliest days of the Church.  It has helped give strength to Christians persecuted everywhere.

Nicene Creed Apostles