Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Finally, the Translations are being Released! The Creed

  I believe in one God,  See Here for a side by side comparison between old and new               
      the Father, the Almighty,                 
      maker of heaven and earth,                
      of all things visible and invisible.                                                             
    I believe in one Lord,                   
      Jesus Christ,                             
      the Only-begotten Son of God,                      
      born of the Father before all ages,           
      God from God, Light from Light,           
      true God from true God,                   
      Begotten, not made,                       
        one in being [consubstantial]* with the Father;             
    Through him all things were made.           
    For us men and our salvation             
      He came down from heaven:                
    (All bow during these three lines)        
    And by the Holy Spirit,         
he was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,           
      and became man.                           
    For our sake he was crucified             
      under Pontius Pilate,                     
      he suffered, died and was buried,         
      and rose again on the third day he rose again            
      in accordance with the Scriptures;           
      He ascended into heaven                   
        and is seated at the right hand           
        of the Father.                          
    He will come again in glory                
      to judge the living and the dead.         
      and His kingdom will have no end.         
    And I believe in the Holy Spirit,            
        the Lord, the giver of life,            
      who proceeds from the Father              
        and the Son,                           
      who with the Father and the Son                 
        he is adored and glorified,           
      who has spoken through                     
        the Prophets.                             
      I believe in one holy catholic          
        and apostolic Church.                     
      I confess one baptism               
        for the forgiveness of sins.              
      I look forward to the resurrection              
        of the dead,                            
        And the life of the                     
world to come. Amen.

The words in red are the changes. Those with a phobia about saying the male pronouns and the word "man" will be thrilled that "man" has been eliminated from a crucial point in the Credo. There is still debate going on over the use of the word "consubstantial" or not.

Thanks to Amy from Open Book for the tip and Adoremus for the translation. Adoremus much more on the debates and the adoptions if you are interested Here.

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