The Short Creed is a type of prayer that is made by Catholic believers after having read the gospel. In the following article we will know everything about the types of Creed and what it is.
What is the Creed?
The creed becomes the symbol of faith that in the form of a prayer comes to represent the beliefs of the Catholic Christian community and is the one that affirms the nature of God. In this same sense, the creed becomes a compendium that encompasses God as the only creator of everything, just as it reflects the genesis, which manifests the Trinitarian Divinity that is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and expresses all the type of process for the salvation of mankind.
What Does the Creed Mean?
The Creed becomes the word of God made man, in it the weight of beliefs and our faith is expressed in a much simpler way, in the way in which one can see and receive God and his word, living it. and also multiplying it.
The Creed does not amount to just one sentence, but rather it is the way in which God makes us understand the sacrifice of having given us his son, and that in this way we can see the creative miracle multiplied in faith in order to continue with its infinite and sacred teachings.
What is the Creed?
As we mentioned before, there are 2 versions of Credo, which are the following that we will mention:
Short Creed Prayer
Compared to all the other prayers that are considered important for Catholics, the Short Creed or Creed in God, is the one that is contemplated in about 2 versions. The first one is the so-called Apostles’ Creed, which is short, and the second is the other Creed, which is also used by the church and is called the Nicene Creed or Nicene Constantinopolitan Creed.
The Creed consists of a kind of prayer that is usually recited after the reading of the Holy Gospel. The orientation of said prayer initially did not have an intention like the one that is usually given today, because before it was used to be recited at the time of having to receive the Holy Sacrament of Baptism by all faithful believers.
Short Creed Prayer
I believe in God, Almighty Father, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the work and grace of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary;
He suffered under the power of Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried, descended to hell, on the third day he rose from the dead, ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the almighty Father.
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 eternal life. Amen.
The Apostles’ Creed (Short)
This version of the Short Creed is the one that comes to be as follows:
“I believe in God, the Almighty Father, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the work and grace of the Holy Spirit. He was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to hell, on the third day he rose from the dead, he ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Almighty Father, and from there he will come to judge all living and 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 eternal life. Amen”.
The Nicene Constantinopolitan Creed (Long)
This is the longest creed or also known as Nicene Constantinopolitan Creed. This during your recitation must be performed exactly as described here. He himself says as follows:
“I believe in one God, Almighty Father, Creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not created, of the same nature as the Father, by whom all things were made.
That for us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the power of the Holy Spirit was incarnated from the Virgin Mary and became man. And for our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again in glory to judge the living and dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son receives the same adoration and glory, and who spoke through the prophets. I believe in the Church, that she is one, holy catholic and apostolic. I confess that there is only one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the future world. Amen”.
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