Any interpretation of Biblical passages should align with the affirmations of the three Catholic Creeds in matters of theology and morality, because in them the Church teaches the historic faith found in Scripture. In other words, the Creeds summarize the rule of Faith found in Holy Scripture; therefore, they are a sure guide for our interpretation of what Scripture teaches.


Apostle's Creed

Early in the history of the Church, the Apostle's Creed developed as a baptismal formula and succinct summary of the teachings of Holy Scripture.

Nicene Creed

While the Apostle's Creed was a primarily liturgical statement, the Councils of Nicea (AD 325) and late Constantinople (AD 381) developed the Trinitarian formula into a more robust and definitive statement of Christian Orthodoxy as found in Holy Scripture.

Athanasian Creed

A riff on the Nicene, the Athanasian Creed arose in response to the many Trinitarian heresies infecting early Christianity. This creed powerfully expresses Trinitarian orthodoxy.

The 39 Articles of Religion

“We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.” (ACNA 7)