The Divine Creed

I, your God, the Holy One

I, who called into being

the visible splendour of the heavens and the earth

and the invisible glory and mystery of life

I believe in the beauty and goodness of my creation

I believe that when I became human

I was born within all peoples of all times,

marking every heart

with the Icon of my Face

I believe that I have taken to myself

the full experience of my creation

and that there are no struggles or fears

that I do not know,

no tears that I have not wept

I believe that by submitting always to love

even to the point of desertion and death,

that I have trodden the path ahead for you

and there is no darkness my love cannot penetrate

I believe that in rising from the tomb

I have destroyed the power of death

and freed you to receive

my gift of life in all its fullness

I believe that in coming to you as Spirit

that my joy will find a home in you,

empowering you to know me

and to dance, to serve and to sing

I believe in my Bride the Church

I believe that as I am one

so will come the day

when she, as one Body

enfolding all peoples of all times

will arise

and be forever united with me

In the face of all sorrow and suffering

all pain and conflict

I believe that all will be well