The Apostles' Creed

Information about the Apostles' Creed

The Apostles' Creed is a statement of belief used in the Catholic Church and many other Christian Churches. According to legend, each of the twelve apostles of Jesus contributed a line to the creed. However, most likely the Apostles' Creed is a later creation that reflects the teaching of ancient Church in Rome put into creed form. The creed is used in the Church's baptismal services, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the rosary. In Latin it is called the Symbolum Apostolorum.

An icon of the Apostles Creed


The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He 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 the life everlasting.



Updated 02-22-2023 by Elizabeth Craig