I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day He rose from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,**
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.
* A late addition to the creed here was “He descended to the lower regions”, often unfortunately translated into English as “He descended into hell”.
** Another late addition: “the communion of saints”.