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I Believe in God the Father, Heaven and Earth

Part One
THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

Section Two
THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

Chapter One
I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER

HEAVEN AND EARTH

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59. What did God create?
325-327

Sacred Scripture says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The Church in her profession of faith proclaims that God is the Creator of everything, visible and invisible, of all spiritual and corporeal beings, that is, of angels and of the visible world and, in a special way, of man.

60. Who are the angels?
328-333, 350-351

The angels are purely spiritual creatures, incorporeal, invisible, immortal, and personal beings endowed with intelligence and will. They ceaselessly contemplate God face-to-face and they glorify him. They serve him and are his messengers in the accomplishment of his saving mission to all.

61. In what way are angels present in the life of the Church?
334-336, 352

The Church joins with the angels in adoring God, invokes their assistance and commemorates some in her liturgy.

“ Beside each believer stands an angel as a protector and shepherd leading him to life.” (Saint Basil the Great)

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