Traditio (Et Redditio) Symboli (Delivery of the Creed)
Traditio (Et Redditio) Symboli (Delivery Of The Creed)
These words are used by ecclesiastical writers in reference to the practice generally adopted of requiring baptized persons to repeat the Creed and the Lord's Prayer, in which they had previously been instructed. In the case of infants the sponsors at first repeated these formularies on behalf of the child for whom they answered; but afterwards, in the Middle Ages, the Romish Church began to dispense with this usage, and to satisfy itself with the priest's repeating them. There is still a remnant of this practice in some countries: sponsors are subjected to a catechetical examination by the minister previously to their admission.