Seraphim of Sarov said, that holding this rule, a person can achieve the full Christian perfection, as listed three prayers are the foundation of religion.

first prayer was given to people by the Lord, the second brought from heaven the archangel, greets the Virgin Mary, and the "Creed" contains dogmas of the Christian faith that can save the human soul.

text and an explanation of the first part of the prayer



«I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.And in one Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages;Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, uncreated, consubstantial with the Father, by Whom all things were made. »

There believer is called to believe in the existence of God
, in his actions, and openness to all human hearts.His word is the salvation of the human race.God is called "the Almighty," as combines the Holy Trinity - the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.A naming "the creator of all" indicates that nothing in this world can not be without God.

Son of God is the true God, as its name - is one of God's names.Jesus called it the Archangel Gabriel to Mary came down from heaven.One is called the Son of God because he is the only Son our Lord, born in essence from God the Father, and with it constituting a single entity.

Resurrection of Jesus has come true with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, so Mary was and remained a virgin until his conception, during and after the birth of the Son of God.

second part of the prayer "Creed»



«Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man.Was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried.And rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.And vozshedshago to heaven at the right hand of the Father and sedyascha.And shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spoke by the prophets.In One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world.Amen. »

Sending to time under Pontius Pontius suffers read prayers at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus.And the word "stradavsha" refutes the false teachers said that earthly suffering and the subsequent death of the Son of God was not established in the full sense of the word.The phrase "sedyascha right hand" refers to the place of Jesus after the resurrection with God, on the right side of it.

Prayer refers people to the "life of the world" when the time comes after the resurrection of all the dead and deeds of Jesus trial over mankind.

concludes the prayer with "amen," meaning "so true", due to the fact that the Christian Church has kept and will keep the symbol of faith from the time of the first apostles, and forever.