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When I learned the Apostles’ Creed, we prayed:
“He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.”
Recently, while listening to the local Catholic radio station, I heard them praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the leader said “He descended to the dead” instead of hell.
Has the Church changed the wording of the Apostles’ Creed or is this just something the radio commentator did on his own?
Thanks for taking my question.
The answer for this question:
Thanks for the question. Descended into hell refers to Jesus entering into the death of the body. Therefore, saying “descended into death” is saying the same thing, just more clearly. Fr. Bob