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Credo

What song is that?

Not really a song but something going through my mind. making me sing aloud at odd moments.

You know what it’s like. You hear something and then you keep on singing it, sometimes mentally, sometimes audibly.

For me its been the Credo, after praying at Mass in the Extraordinary Form last Friday night.

I can’t stop singing the words, humming the music..

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium, et invisibilium. Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum. Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero. Genitum, non factum, consubstantialem Patri: per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem descendit de caelis. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine: Et homo factus est. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis: sub Pontio Pilato passus, et sepultus est. Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas. Et ascendit in caelum: sedet ad dexteram Patris. Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, judicare vivos et mortuos: cuius regni non erit finis. Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum, et vivificantem: qui ex Patre Filioque procedit. Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur, et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per Prophetas. Et unam sanctam catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum. Et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.

The Nicene Creed.

The Nicene Creed was formulated in the 4th century, to affirm the beliefs of the Christian Church.We sing this entire hymn during Mass, or at least we follow along with the Priest and Choir.

A few words, like Filioque and consubstantialem were furiously debated by faithful Catholic bishops amid a multitude of heresies that existed at that time….Some stated that the Holy Ghost did not proceed from the Son as well as the Father, so the insertion of Filoque “and the Son” counteracted this belief. Others had issue with consubstantialem, which means “of the same substance”, because they believed that Christ was not equal to the Father.

And right now, I am enjoying the words and the music….You can check them out here.

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