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Creed
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I. Liturgy – II. Music

I. Liturgy

The Creed (Confession [of faith]) has always had a prominent part in the liturgy. It had its beginnings in the liturgy in the three-part interrogations that asked those to be baptized: “Do you believe in God the Father… Do you believe in Jesus Christ… Do you believe in the Holy Spirit…?” By the end of the 2nd century, the declaratory form that is common today had begun to develop. By the 4th century it was custom…

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Marthaler, Berard L. and Flynn, William, “Creed”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_03278>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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