I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
The church, though scattered throughout the whole world to the ends of the earth, has received from the apostles and their disciples this faith; in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth and the sea and all things in them; and in one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who was made flesh for our salvation; and in the Holy Spirit, who through the prophets proclaimed God’s saving dealings with man and the coming, virgin birth, passion, resurrection from the dead, and bodily ascension into heaven of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ and his second coming from heaven in the glory of the Father to sum up all things and to raise up all human flesh so that . . . he should execute just judgment upon all men.
(Irenaeus, St c. 130–c. 200 Bishop of Lyons)
The church, though scattered throughout the whole
world to the ends of the earth, has received from
the apostles and their disciples this faith.
*the holy catholic church means universal Church
(All who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation)
*Emphasis Mine, Pictures Not Mine