Creeds and Professions of Faith
The Apostles' Creed
The Apostles' Creed is a brief statement of the fundamental Christian beliefs, a profession of faith. Tradition tells us that the Apostles' Creed was handed down from the Apostles themselves.
The Nicene Creed
The best-known of all of the Christian creeds, the Nicene Creed was adopted at the Council of Nicaea in 325, in response to the Arian heresy.
The Athanasian Creed
The longest of the standard Christian creeds, the Athanasian Creed is an beautiful meditation on the doctrine of the Blessed Trinity. Ascribed to Saint Athanasius, the Athanasian Creed was traditionally recited in churches on Trinity Sunday.
The Chalcedonian Creed
The fourth ecumenical council, the Council of Chalcedon (451), dealt with the question of whether Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man. The Chalcedonian Creed affirms that Christ is one Person with two natures, human and divine.