I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
Jesus had many disciples, or followers. He chose some of the disciples to be his close companions. They are known as the apostles. An apostle is a person who is sent on a mission. Jesus’ apostles went out to spread his message, which became the foundation of Christianity.
This passage from the Bible describes Jesus’ selection of the apostles.
At daybreak he called his disciples and selected twelve of them to be his apostles: Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter, and Ander his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alphaeus,and Simon called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who turned traitor (Luke 6:13-16)