The Apostles Creed  
             
 

Ecumenical Texts

The prayer texts provided in this section are directly from the English Language Liturgical Consultation (1988) and are the current standard for ecumenical services. When holding services with other Church bodies, find a commonality by the use of these texts.

 

Inclusive Texts

The prayer texts provided in this section are based on the English Language Liturgical Consultation (1988) and are the current standard for ecumenical services. These prayers are provided for congregations wishing to include all in the language of prayer.

 

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

I believe in Jesus Christ, Gods 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and 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. Amen.

I believe in God, the Almighty Creator,
maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, Gods only begotten, our Savior,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried,
descended to the dead,
and on the third day rose again;
Christ ascended into heaven
and is seated at the strong hand of the Creator,
and 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. Amen.

 
             
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