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The Bishop’s Note – 2019 BCP – The Apostles Creed

As we continue our examination of the 2019 BCP service of Morning Prayer having sung or said God’s praises with the Canticles.  Last week we examined the Te Deum Laudamus, but in addition to that canticle the other two recommended canticles are the Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:68-79) or the Benedictus Es, Domine which is especially recommended during the Season of Lent.  In addition, to these three canticles there are ten other canticles on pages 79-88 of the 2019 BCP. 

Following the Canticles, we affirm our faith in the words of the Apostles’ Creed.  This creed is, essentially, the first and foremost statement of faith that unified the Church catholic.   While we do not completely know its origin, the name suggests that the Church Fathers attributed it to the Apostles.  The earliest mention of this Trinitarian statement of faith in the Council of Milan in 390 AD.  One of the features of this creed is truly universal/catholic as noted by Dr. Mohler statement below… Dr. Mohler is the President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“The church needs to clearly define Christianity in biblical terms, which the Apostles’ Creed succinctly provides to us. The Apostles' Creed is the most historic and universal summary of the Christian faith in the entire history of the church. It instructs, guides, defends and enshrines the most important question of all: “What must I do to be saved?”  Dr. Albert R. Mohler

The Apostles’ Creed
Officiant and People together, all standing

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

I pray you all a very blessed week!
Bishop Menees

San Joaquin Anglican
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