Apostles’ Creed

A creed is a short statement of key Christian beliefs.

Creeds express and make clear the most important Christian beliefs, including the nature of God. The congregation often recites them during acts of worship, usually standing.

The Apostles’ Creed is accepted by Catholics and Protestants. According to legend it was written by the twelve apostles, although this is generally not accepted today.

An illustration depicting Jesus with the twelve apostles (1886)
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 power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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. Amen. Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles' Creed represents a summary of Christian belief about the following: