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Watching your program today (12-6-2018), I was SURPRISED when you said that you had not heard about the APOSTLE'S CREED (aka APOSTOLIC CREED).

I did a quick thread & hope you will read it.

Different denominations would be expected to have significant variations.
Catholic Dogma begins with a statement of belief: The Apostolic Creed.
- The Sources of Catholic Dogma, Henry Denzinger's Enchiridion Symbolorum.

The "personal" creed is MEMORIZED especially by Catholics who say the HOLY ROSARY everyday; it's how the Rosary begins.
I say "personal" creed because it starts with "I".. & it is "The More Recent Western Form of the Apostolic Creed, that is according to "the Roman Order".
- Ref (above source) pp 6 & 7.

It's a beautiful prayer of belief; you can read it + the meaning here:
how-to-pray-the-rosary-everyday.com/apostles-creed…
The word "Apostolic" is used here intentionally; generally known as the "Apostles Creed" the name implies as if it was composed by Jesus' Apostles; but, it is actually a summary of Catholic apostolic teachings (i.e., handed down from Jesus & his Apostles' teachings & practices).
Another reason I say "personal" is that this version of the Apostolic Creed is NOT what one usually hears when in a congregation or assembly as in Holy Mass on Sundays (or even during the week as Priests say Holy Mass at least once during each day).
For many years Catholics at Holy Mass said the "Nicean Creed"; but, it is actually historically comprised of two creeds & thus it is now more correctly referred to as the "Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed".

Very small word changes come across in various publications so I will ..
.. copy it from our Sunday Liturgical Press (Classic Edition) called: "Celebrating the Eucharist" - portions are close to the Apostolic Creed and I find it hard to memorize both.. so I always read it when I need to join in:
PROFESSION OF FAITH (above source, p 8 from the 4/22/18 - 8/18/18 edition):

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 Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius 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,
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.
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.
This Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed was adopted in 325 AD and 381 AD.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Cr…

So I made sure to double check each word as the thoughts they comprise have deep theological meaning.

Across variations of Christian churches, I can see the desire to be ..
explicitly particular - about the version and accuracy of words said - as they reflect personal beliefs.

Catholics who may find themselves at a non-Catholic service (something usually avoided) would not cite another creed. As a statement of belief, it is important for anyone ..
.. to state ONLY a creed that is truly believed.

Catholics who try to be "orthodox" (with a little "o" meaning: "conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc.") even make sure to read "approved" books when dealing matters of faith and morals.
When Catholics want to make sure that they are reading "orthodox materials", they look for either the "Nihil Obstat & Imprimatur" or "Imprimi Potest".

Here is a quick and simple explanation that I have read and it reflects my views on the subject.

fisheaters.com/imprimatur.html
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ADDENDUM to @LouDobbs

You had not heard about the Apostles Creed (Apostolic Creed) which for Catholics is rooted in the Profession of Faith which I described above with origins 325 AD and 381 AD. We refer to this in LATIN as the "CREDO"
Because "English" is a living language, subject to variations of interpretation, Catholics are actually BLESSED to be able to rely on LATIN which is considered a "dead" language.. but which I interpret to mean "well defined and not changing". AND, there is MUSIC also.
No one should miss the opportunity to hear the CREDO in LATIN and I provide a link here with the appropriate translation; I hope you can enjoy it.

I suggest printing the translation FIRST so you can read it during the video of the CREDO in Latin.

choral.cortlandmusic.org/2007spring/cre…
Here is the VIDEO; the text above was from 1962 and back then the " Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed" was simply known as the "NICENE CREED" and, it is the Latin CREDO. This YouTube video was published in 2008.

/end Addendum adding Latin Text and Music Video in Latin: CREDO
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