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Creed
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(1 believe) A concise, formal, and authorized statement of important points of Christian faith, such as the historic Apostles, Nicene, and Athenasian Creeds.

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Originally, candidates for baptism accepted a short formula of belief which varied in detail in different local churches.

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In the ceremony of baptism of children the godparents recite the baptismal creed on behalf of them. Almost in all liturgies and canonical hours, believers recite the creed in a loud voice.

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