Apostles' Creed


Apostles' Creed
   This term (from the Greek apostolos, meaning "messenger," and the Latin credo, meaning "I believe") is aprofession of faith or statement of Christian belief; the Apostles' Creed developed from the baptismal creed of the ancientchurch of Rome and is considered to be a faithful summary of the faith of the Apostles. (See CCC 194)

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  • Apostles' Creed — • A formula containing in brief statements, or articles, the fundamental tenets of Christian belief, and having for its authors, according to tradition, the Twelve Apostles Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Apostles Creed      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Apostles' creed — Creed Creed (kr[=e]d), n. [OE. credo, crede, AS. creda, fr. L. credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles creed, fr. credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr. [,c]raddadh[=a]mi; [,c]rat trust + dh[=a] to put. See {Do}, v …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apostles' Creed — n. an ancient Christian statement of belief traditionally attributed to the Twelve Apostles: it begins, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty . . . .” …   English World dictionary

  • Apostles' Creed — Apostles Creed, the a statement of religious belief in the Christian religion, beginning I believe in God the Father Almighty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Apostles' Creed — The Apostles Creed (Latin: Symbolum Apostolorum or Symbolum Apostolicum), sometimes titled Symbol of the Apostles, is an early statement of Christian belief, a creed or symbol .[1] It is widely used by a number of Christian denominations for both …   Wikipedia

  • Apostles' Creed —    The shorter form of the Creed as set forth in the Prayer Book is called the Apostles Creed because it was generally believed to have been composed by the Apostles themselves before they separated and left Jerusalem. However true or untrue this …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Apostles' Creed — a creed, dating back to about A.D. 400, traditionally ascribed to Christ s apostles and having widespread acceptance in the Christian church. It begins I believe in God the Father Almighty. * * * ▪ Christianity also called  Apostolicum,         a …   Universalium

  • Apostles' creed — Apostle A*pos tle, n. [OE. apostle, apostel, postle, AS. apostol, L. apostolus, fr. Gr. ? messenger, one sent forth or away, fr. ? to send off or away; ? from + ? to send; akin to G. stellen to set, E. stall: cf. F. ap[^o]tre, Of. apostre,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apostles'Creed — A·pos·tles Creed (ə pŏsʹəlz) n. A Christian creed traditionally ascribed to the 12 Apostles and used typically in public worship services in the West. * * * …   Universalium

  • Apostles' Creed — Apos′tles Creed′ n. rel a creed dating from about a.d. 500, traditionally ascribed to Christ s apostles and beginning with “I believe in God the Father Almighty.” …   From formal English to slang