Form 11 – Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity

Form 11

PROFESSION OF FAITH AND OATH OF FIDELITY

(cf. CIC 833 §6)

        I, N.N., firmly believe and profess each and all of the things that are contained in the Symbol of Faith, namely:

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all that is seen and unseen. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father, through whom all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven. By the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

I furthermore acknowledge each and all those matters on the teaching of faith and morals that have been defined by the solemn declaration of the Church or affirmed and declared by its ordinary magisterium, in the sense in which they are proposed by the Church, principally those relating to the mystery of the Holy Church of Christ, to its sacraments, to the Sacrifice of the Mass, and to the Primacy of the Roman Pontiff.