The Apostles Creed

The Apostle’s Creed is one of the earliest statements of Christian belief (third—fourth centuries A.D.)

I believe in God the Father Almighty; Maker 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, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven; and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy universal* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

* Some versions have “Catholic” in place of “Universal,” but since the word “catholic” means “universal,” we have taken the liberty to translate it in order that people would understand the original intention.