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What We Believe - Our Outline of Faith or Catechism

8. The Creeds

Q: What are the creeds?
A: The creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.

Q: How many creeds does this Church use in its worship?
A: This Church uses two creeds: The Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.

Q: What is the Apostles' Creed?
A: The Apostles' Creed is the ancient creed of Baptism; it is used in the Church's daily worship to recall our Baptismal Covenant.

Q: What is the Nicene Creed?
A: The Nicene Creed is the creed of the universal Church and is used at the Eucharist.

Q: What, then, is the Athanasian Creed?
A: The Athanasian Creed is an ancient document proclaiming the nature of the Incarnation and of God as Trinity.

Q: What is the Trinity?
A: The Trinity is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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