EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
WE BELIEVE ONLY-ONE GOD, HEAVENLY-FATHER, ALL POWERFUL, MAKE HEAVEN, EARTH. (<) THINGS WE SEE, (>) THINGS WE CAN'T.
WE BELIEVE ONLY-ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST. ONLY SON FROM GOD, FOREVER TOGETHER HEAVENLY-FATHER. GOD, GOD EQUAL. alt.THEIR LIGHT lf-SAME-AS-rt. TRUE GOD, TRUE GOD. CAUSE NOT MAKE. SON lf-RELATED-TO-rt HEAVENLY-FATHER. HE-lf MAKE EVERYTHING. FOR US AND OUR SALVATION, HE-lf COME FROM HEAVEN. THROUGH HOLY SPIRIT HIS-ctr POWER, VIRGIN MARY GIVE-BIRTH. JESUS BECOME HUMAN. FOR OUR S-A-K-E PONTIUS-PILATE CRUCIFY HIM-lf. SUFFER, DIE, BURIED. THIRD DAY HE-lf RISE LIKE PROPHET PROMISE. HE-lf ASCEND, ENTER HEAVEN. SEATED@lf, (1h)HEAVENLY-FATHER SEATED@rt. HE-lf COME AGAIN WITH GLORY WILL. FOR-FOR? JUDGE PEOPLE (<) LIVE, (>) DEAD. HIS-lf KINGDOM END NEVER.
WE BELIEVE HOLY SPIRIT, LORD GIFT-TO US LIFE. WITH (<) SON, (>) HEAVENLY-FATHER, THREE-OF-THEM TRINITY. WE WORSHIP THEM, ACCEPT THEIR GLORY. ALL-ALONG* HOLY SPIRIT SPEAK THROUGH PROPHETS.
WE BELIEVE ONLY-ONE CHURCH, HOLY, HOMOGENOUS. AUTHORITY, CHRIST HAND-DOWN. WE RECOGNIZE ONLY-ONE BAPTISM FORGIVE SIN. WE LOOK-FORWARD DEAD RESURRECT, AND LIVE NEW WORLD FUTURE.
Notes: HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
VIRGIN-MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
GIVE-BIRTH - S-ENTER.
PONTIUS-PILATE - Middle finger of [P] touches NDS of forehead and then DS.
CRUCIFY - Pinky side of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa. Notice the difference from CRUCIFIED. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - crucify.
ASCEND - FT of [V:] touch plam of [B], PO up, FO away, then DH rises in a wavy pattern.
SEATED@lf, (1h)HEAVENLY-FATHER SEATED@rt - NDH [V:], PO > signer, FO up is held at forehead level to represent Jesus. This hand is held in place while signing HEAVENLY-FATHER with the other hand, then with NDH still in place, sign DH [V:], PO > signer, FO up, held at forehead level to represent God the Father.
GLORY - (2h), POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
TRINITY - NDH [B^], PO > singer, FO > DS, is held in front of and below , PO > signer, FO up, and DH is brought down, under NDH, and then up in front of it while changing to . For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Trinity.
ALL-ALONG* - (2h), POs down, FOs away, fingers run up the chest on DS until POs are > signer, and FOs are up. Also the tongue is shuttled from side to side.
PROPHETS - PREDICT PEOPLE.
HOMOGENOUS - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
HAND-DOWN - (2h)[O^], revolve around each other as they move from the DS shoulder forward.
LOOK-FORWARD - (2h)[V], FO pointed up diagonally, hands moves upwards twice diagonally.
Text: We believe in God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfilment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.