During the seasons of Lent and Easter there is encouragement for us to use the Apostles’ Creed at Mass.
This Creed is the ancient baptismal Creed of the Roman Church. The reason for its preferment during Lent and Easter is that it is in these seasons that, first, men and women are preparing for Baptism and initiation into the Church and, then, that they begin to live by the grace of the sacrament.
The use of the baptismal Creed at Sunday Mass prepares for their profession of faith (and our renewal of that profession at the Easter Vigil or on Easter Sunday), and reminds that it is by that faith we strive to live thereafter.
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
At the words that follow, up to and including ‘the Virgin Mary’, all…
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