Credo – I believe

Faith is a personal act – the free response of the human person to the initiative of God who reveals himself.” (Catechism #166)

Each of us responds, “I believe” – Credo, as is written in the Apostles’ Creed. This video by Italian composers Balduzzi and Casucci, on their album “Verbum Panis”, expresses part of that belief. The full text of the Apostles’ Creed (in Latin and English) are listed below the words of the song. It is a good meditation, from time to time, to consider the heart of our faith.

Credo in unum Deum Patrem omnipotentem
Credo in unum Deum factorem coeli et terrae
Visibilium omnium et invisibilium
Credo in unum Deum, Amen

Credo in unum Deum Dominum Jesum Christum
Credo in unum Deum Filium Dei unigenitum
Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula
Credo in unum Deum, Amen

Credo in unum Deum Spiritum sanctum
Credo in unum Deum Dominum et vivificantem
Qui ex Patre filioque procedit
Credo in unum Deum, Amen

Credo in unum Deum Patrem omnipotentem
Credo in unum Deum Dominum Jesum Christum
Credo in unum Deum Spiritum sanctum
Credo in unum Deum, Amen.

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Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae, 

et in Iesum Christum, Filium Eius unicum, Dominum nostrum,

qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine,

passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus,

descendit ad ínferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,

ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Patris omnipotentis,

inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.

Credo in Spiritum Sanctum,

sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem,

remissionem peccatorum,

carnis resurrectionem,

vitam aeternam.

Amen.

 

1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 

2. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

5. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.

6. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

7. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,

9. the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,

10. the forgiveness of sins,

11. the resurrection of the body,

12. and life everlasting.

Amen.

 

Take a moment to reflect on these words, and maybe to look at them alongside the Nicene Creed that we pray together on Sunday. The Catechism gives an easy to digest understanding of their differences here.

Blessings!

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Related:

Why Creeds? by Mark Shea

At Restless Waters, the Nicene Creed sung in English, with the revised text for use next Liturgical Year (Nov 2011).

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3 thoughts on “Credo – I believe

  1. This blog post reminds me of something I have thought many times in these past five years. I would like to know a little more Latin. I didn’t always appreciate Latin. When we had to learn how to pronounce it in choir (classes), I did it, but without interest. My…how things change – how I have changed!

    We believe in One God… Credo in unum Deum…

    Interesting fact… in tonight’s Confirmation class (I assist the Deacon), Deacon covered the Creeds. Some days are like this. God keeps taking me back to the same things and showing more beauty each time.

  2. I truly love the sweet sound of Our Lord’s praises in unity with the mystical body of Christ’s harmonious melodies of the Credo. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, inspirational video for all who are longing to draw closer and closer to Our Lord Jesus. Come Lord Jesus ~ Come!

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