The Roman Creed

St. Irenaeus, who died in 202, was the Bishop of Lyons. He shows that almost all the elements of the Roman Creed were received from the apostles and their disciples. The Roman Creed was based on the 2nd-century Rules of Faith and the interrogatory declaration of faith for those receiving Baptism. The creed is mention in the writings of Justin Matry who died in 167 AD.1

The Roman Creed

“I believe in God the Father almighty; and in Christ Jesus His only Son, our Lord, who was born from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, who under Pontius Pilate was crucified and buried, on the third day rose again from the dead, ascended to heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, whence He will come to judge the living and the dead; and in the Holy Spirit, the holy Church, the remission of sins, the resurrection of the flesh (the life everlasting) Amen.2

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