Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic Culture Solidarity

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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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"The handing over of the Creed." This was the expression used in the early Church to describe the role of priest or other teacher communicating the faith to an adult catechumen preparing for baptism, done mainly by explaining the Creed. When they were being baptized, the catechumens, in turn, were to recite and profess the Creed. This was called redditio Symboli (giving back the Creed).

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