Vol I No. 7

Belonging To Christ VII: Believe

by The Revd. Fr Gavin Dunbar

Our catechetical series continues, drawn now from the second section of the book, I am His: Learning from the Prayer Book Catechism, All that a Christian ought to Know and Believe to his Soul’s Health

Catechist. Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief. Answer. I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body: And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Belief and Creed

The second promise of Baptism is to ‘believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith’. Accordingly, after the Baptismal Covenant is concluded, and its obligations acknowledged with gratitude and prayerful resolve, the Christian is asked to ‘Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief’ as they are set forth in the Apostles’ Creed. (Note it

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