This creed is called the Apostles' Creed not because
it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a
brief summary of their teachings. It sets forth their doctrine "in
sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and
with liturgical solemnity." In its present form it is dated no later
than the fourth century.
More than any other Christian creed, it may justly be called an ecumenical symbol of faith. This translation of the Apostle Creed is used as given in the Australian Prayer Book of the Anglican Church, and is used in the 'Book of Worship' of the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia.
I believe in God, the Father, almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary,
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communions of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all place