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'''Ecumenical creeds''' is an [[umbrella term]] used in the [[Western Church|western church]] to refer to the [[Nicene Creed]], the [[Apostles' Creed]], the [[Chalcedonian Creed]], and the [[Athanasian Creed]]. The ecumenical creeds are also known as the '''universal creeds'''. These creeds are accepted by almost all mainstream [[Christian denominations]] in the [[Western Church|western church]], including the [[Roman Catholic Church]], [[Anglicanism|Anglican churches]] and [[Lutheranism|Lutheran churches]]. A creed by definition is a summary or statement of what one believes. It originates from the Latin ''[[credo]]'' meaning "I Believe."
 
The [[Eastern Orthodox Church]] accepts the [[Nicene Creed]], but does not use the [[Apostles' Creed]] or the [[Athanasian Creed]].
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