A Christian’s Journey to live Chatolic Strong- Profession of Faith

  • Words in parenthesis are not included in the creed. They are just side comments.

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God

The Father Almighty

Maker of heaven and Earth

of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one lord Jesus Christ

The only begotten Son of God

Born of the father before all ages

God from God

Light from Light

True God from True God

Begotten not made

Consubstantial with the Father

Through him all things were made

For us Men and for our salvation

He came down from heaven

And by the power of the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary

And became Man (Bow for this awesome God for showing us this much love)

For our sake he was crucified under Pointus Pilate

He suffered death and was buried

And rose again on the third day in accordance with the scriptures.

He ascended into heaven

And is seated at the right hand of the Father

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.

And his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit

The Lord

The giver of life (If he is the only one who can give life, then we should not take that which we can not give)

Who proceeds from the Father and the Son

Who with the Father and the Son is Adored and glorified

Who has spoken through the prophets

I believe in one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church (If you are not there yet, then take the steps to get here)

I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins

And I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

And the life of the world to come.

Amen.

Here is my dilemma, we profess another Creed when praying the Rosary and the Devine Mercy Chaplet called,

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in one God

The Father almighty

Creator of heaven and earth

I believe in Jesus Christ

The 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 the dead.

On the third day he rose again (Wow!)

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 one Holy Spirit

The Holy Catholic Church

The communion of saints (We can at least strive to be called blessed)

The forgiveness of sins (Thank You Lord)

The resurrection of the body (He not only gives life, he can also restore it-Amazing)

And the life everlasting

(Just by doing what he said and following him everlasting life is in our future. Lord, please help us obey so we can receive this promise! What a deal!!!)

Amen.

Look at how similar the two creeds are, now can someone please tell us how not to mix them up when we are professing one and not the other? If we did not have a teleprompter posted by the altars during mass, a lot of us would bite our tongues trying to process the Nicene Creed. The only other thing I use to do before we got the teleprompters  was to buy the Roman Missal and place a book mark on the page with the Nicene creed.

Right when I thought that I had mastered this creed, it was changed. When our Father first introduced this change to the congregation, it was tragic, but in no time at all, we began to sound like a well synchronized choir once more. Praise God. The council even added the word “consubstantial.” Now try to say this word fast three times. The word means: “of the same substance or essence.” It has a beautiful meaning, but I still find it still find it hard to say. Another word added to this creed is “Incarnate.” This word means “embodied in the flesh” or simply, “in human form.”

Some of these changes made us run to seek answers and in turn learn more about our faith. What a beautiful process. Would it be liturgically incorrect for me to wonder if the council changed these words on purpose to help us remember that they are the teachers and we are the students? Just kidding. Well this concludes my story of the beautiful practice of professing my faith and living Catholic Strong.

For more information on the creed please visit this website below.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/index.cfm

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