The Apostles' Creed

This creed is called the Apostles' Creed, not because it is a production of the apostles themselves, but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings.

It sets forth their doctrine, as has been well said, "in sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and with liturgical solemnity." In its present form it is of no later date than the fourth century.

More than any other creed of christendom, it may justly be called an ecumenical symbol of faith.