How to say the “Apostles’ Creed”

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ, his 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 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 life everlasting. Amen.


The version of the prayer above is based on the Roman Missal, 3rd edition, which began being used in Roman Catholic churches in November 2011.

An older version is still used occasionally, especially when praying the Rosary, since the Apostles’ Creed is not generally included in the mass. As the change has been made, the above version should be adopted eventually everywhere.

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