The Apostles' Creed


Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants by God - by MICHELANGELO Buonarroti - from Cappella Sistina, Vatican

 

Creed

(Latin credo, I believe).

The Principal Creeds of the Catholic Church are: The Apostles', Athanasian, and the Nicene. For the present purpose it is chiefly important to indicate the function of the Creed in the Life of Religion and especially in the Work of the Catholic Church. That the Teachings of Christianity were to be cast in some definite form is evidently implied in the commission given the Apostles (Matthew 28:19-20). Since they were to 'Teach all Nations' to observe whatsoever Christ had commanded, and since this Teaching was to carry the Weight of Authority, not merely of opinion, it was necessary to formulate at least the Essential Doctrines. Such formulation was all the more needful because Christianity was destined for all Men and for all Ages. To preserve Unity of Belief itself was quite clearly stated. The Creed, therefore, is fundamentally an Authoritative Declaration of the Truths that are to be believed.

 

The Apostles' Creed

by Father Pablo Straub, CSSR

(Redemptorist Father Straub is a long-time contributor
to prime time EWTN Television)

 

This Series of Twenty (20) mini-reflections of about Ten (10) minutes each have stood
the test of time and have been extremely popular for many years on EWTN Television.
They are in MP3 format and may be legally downloaded for personal use only.

 

We Believe

We Believe in One God, Part 1

We Believe in One God, Part 2

God the Father

The Father Almighty

Maker of Heaven and Earth

The Only Son of God

Eternally Begotten of the Father

Born of the Virgin Mary

He Suffered Under Pontius Pilate

He Descended to the Dead (Hell)

On the Third Day He Rose

He Ascended into Heaven

He Will Come Again to Judge

We Believe in the Holy Spirit

The Holy Catholic Church

The Communion of Saints

The Forgiveness of Sins

The Resurrection of the Body

Life Everlasting