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The Apostles' Creed

By Early Church Fathers

I believe in God the Father, Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the virgin Mary;
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven;
And sitteth on 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 Ghost;
The holy catholic1 church; the communion of saints;
The forgiveness of sins;
The resurrection of the body;
And the life everlasting. Amen.

  1. The word “catholic” refers to the universal church.

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