Determining the etymological origin of the word that concerns us now is the first thing we are going to do. In this sense, we can state that it is a term that derives from Latin, specifically from “credo”, which means “I believe”, and that it emanates from the verb “credere”, which can be translated as “believe”.
The concept of creed can be used with reference to set of convictions, opinions and principles of an individual or a community. The notion refers to the beliefs that generally govern the Actions of a person.
For instance: “The players soon assimilated the coach’s creed”, “My creed as a journalist includes different values, I am not willing to make someone suffer to publish a scoop”, “The new Minister of Economy took several hours to explain his creed to businessmen”.
The idea of creed is also used in reference to the dogma of a religion: “The Muslim creed does not endorse this type of action”, “Solidarity is part of the Christian creed”, “Last night I attended a traditional ritual of the Hindu creed that was shocking to me”.
In the context of Christianity, a creed is called a prayer which begins, in the Latin language, with the word creed (which translates as “I think”). The creed was already recited in the V century, although the Holy See I did not accept it at first.
There are different versions of the creed. The Apostles creed is considered a summary of the faith of the disciples of Jesus Christ. This type of creed, which is also called or known as “true prayer”, begins as follows: “Creed in God, Almighty Father. Maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son. Our Lord, who was conceived by the work and grace of the Holy Spirit ”.
Other formula well known is the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.
At the masses of the church Roman Catholic Apostolic, the creed is pronounced after the homily and prior to the Intercessions. It is generally recited at solemn Masses and those held on Sundays.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of a very popular song in Spain and Latin America that is entitled precisely “Credo”. The Cuban singer Elsa Baeza (1947) is the one who popularized this composition around the world, which is a version of the artist Carlos Mejía Godoy, a native of Nicaragua.
In the decade of the 70s it was when that single was presented, specifically in 1977, that it achieved great success on the radio. Within pop and the so-called spiritual music that song is encompassed that begins with the following verses: “I firmly believe Lord, that from your lavish mind, this whole world was born. That from your hand as an artist, as a primitivist painter, beauty flourished, the stars and the moon, the little houses and the lagoons ”.