Creeds of the Christian Church
The Creeds are statements that contain a summary of our basic beliefs. The word “Creed” comes from the Latin word creo which means “I believe.”
In the Anglican Church, we say both the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed in our worship. Because we are a community of faith, we openly declare our beliefs and in this way unite ourselves to Christians in the past, present and future.
- The Apostles' Creed
The Apostles’ Creed dates from the early years of the Christian Church and was used as a statement of faith at Baptism. The Apostles” Creed is included in the service of daily Morning and daily Evening Prayer that may be used both at church and in private devotions. It may be found in both the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services.
- The Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed was written in the year 325 by early bishops meeting in Nicaea (modern-day Turkey). It is a statement which summarizes the Christian faith and is said in unison during services of Holy Eucharist (the re-enactment of the Lord’s Supper). It also can be found in both our authorized prayer books