Profession of faith
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the
power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven and is
seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living
and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church, the communion
of saints, the foregiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body
and life everlasting. Amen.
The profession of faith dates from the 4th century. In its short form it contains the main statements of catholic faith.