From the Rector, Twenty-Second of Ordinary Time, August 30, 2020

Recently we have been giving our school children Catechetical lessons that are touching on the Apostles Creed. It is very good for all of us to brush up on the central truths of our faith and to know where we can find their supporting texts in the bible. 

School of prayer:

After making the sign of the cross, we hold the cross or crucifix in our hand and recite The Apostles’ Creed. The word “Creed” is derived from the word “Credo” which, in Latin means I believe .

This prayer is a very ancient summary of Christian beliefs that faithfully hands on what the Apostles taught in a simple form that is able to be memorized. It is known to exist in this same formula in early Christian writings from within about a hundred years of the lifetimes of the Apostles. Several of the points or articles of the Creed will be meditated on as mysteries of the rosary.

Where is The Apostles Creed Found in the Bible? The Apostles Creed is divided into twelve statements which are founded entirely in scripture:

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, (Mt 5 :45)

Creator of heaven and earth, (Gen 1: 1ff; Rom 1: 20)

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, (Mt 3: 17; Phil 2: 12)

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, (Lk 1: 35)

born of the Virgin Mary, (Lk 2: 7)

suffered under Pontius Pilate, (Jn 19: 16)

was crucified, died, and was buried.(Jn 19: 29 – 42)

He descended into hell; (1 Pet 3: 19 – 20)

on the third day He rose again from the dead, (Mt 28:1-10; Jn 20:11-18)

He ascended in heaven, (Lk 24: 51)

and sits at the right hand of God, (Heb 1: 3)

the Father almighty; (Mk 14: 36)

from thence He shall come again (Mt 16: 27;  Acts 10: 39ff;)

to judge the living and the dead. (1 Cor 15: 51ff)

I believe in the Holy Spirit, (Jn 14: 15 – 20;  Acts 1: 7 – 8)

the Holy Catholic Church, (Mt 16: 18 – 19;  Eph 5: 26-27;  Col 1: 24)

communion of Saints, (Mt 28: 19 – 20; 2 Cor 11: 13; 1 Cor 15: 33)

the forgiveness of sins, (Jn 20: 22 – 23)

the resurrection of the body, (1Cor 15: 51 – 54;  1 Thes 4: 13 – 18)

and life everlasting. (1 Jn 5: 20)

Amen.

-Fr. Keller

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