The Apostles Creed

Traditional English Version

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

    Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,

    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died, and was buried.

    He descended into hell.
    The third day He arose again from the dead.

    He ascended into heaven
    and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
    whence He shall come to judge the quick 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 life everlasting.


The Nicene Creed

Traditional Wording

I believe in one God,
the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only begotten Son of God,
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father;
by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man;
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried;
and the third day he rose again
according to the Scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
and he shall come again, with glory,
to judge both the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
who proceedeth from the Father [and the Son];
who with the Father and the Son together
is worshipped and glorified;
who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;
and I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

The Jesus Creed

The Shema (First Part)

Sh’ma Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echad.
Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.

[ Barukh Shem k’vod malkhuto l’olam va-ed ]
[ Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever ]

V-ahavta et Adonai Elohecha b-chol l’vavcha u-v-chol naf’sh’cha u-v-chol m’odecha.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

V-hayu ha-d’varim ha-ayleh asher anochi m’tzav’cha ha-yom al l’vavecha.
And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart.

V-shinantam l-vanecha, v-dibarta bam b-shivt’cha b-vaytecha, u-v-lecht’cha ba-derech, u-v-shachb’cha u-v-kumecha.
And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

U-k’shartam l’ot al yadecha, v-hayu l-totafot bayn aynecha.
And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

U-chtavtam al m’zuzot baytecha u-vi-sharecha.
And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Leviticus 19:18

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

The Jesus Creed

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.