EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
ME BELIEVE ONLY-ONE GOD. HEAVENLY-FATHER, HAVE ALL POWER HEAVEN, EARTH. ME BELIEVE ONLY-ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST. ONLY SON FROM GOD. HE-Jesus COME-FROM-Heaven HEAVEN. THROUGH HOLY SPIRIT HIS POWER, VIRGIN-MARY GIVE-BIRTH. PONTIUS-PILATE CRUCIFY HIM-Jesus. SUFFER, DIE, BURIED. FALL-IN-SPIRAL HELL. THIRD DAY HE-Jesus RISE FROM DEAD.HE-Jesus ASCEND HEAVEN. V:-CL'sit on left', (1h)HEAVENLY-FATHER GOD ALL POWERFUL V:-CL'sit on right'. HE-Jesus COME AGAIN WILL. FOR-FOR? JUDGE PEOPLE (<) LIVE, (>) DEAD. ME BELIEVE HOLY SPIRIT. ME BELIEVE ONLY-ONE CHURCH, HOLY, HOMOGENOUS. HOLY PEOPLE PARTICIPATE COMMUNION. GOD WILLING FORGIVE SIN. ME LOOK-FORWARD DEAD RESURRECT, AND LIVE NEW WORLD FUTURE. AMEN
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.
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.
FALL-IN-SPIRAL - [V:], PO > signer, FO up, descends while spiraling.
ASCEND - FT of [V:] touch plam of [B], PO up, FO away, then DH rises in a wavy pattern.
V:-CL'sit on left' ... V:-CL'sit on right' - NDH [V:], PO > signer, FO up is held at forehead level to represent Jesus. This hand is held in place while signing with the other hand HEAVENLY-FATHER GOD ALL POWERFUL, then with NDH still in place, sign DH [V:], PO > signer, FO up, held at forehead level to represent God the Father. <
HOMOGENOUS - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
COMMUNION - This sign will depend on which denomination you are interpreting for. It's best to ask a knowledgeable Deaf person of the denomination to give you the best sign.
LOOK-FORWARD - (2h)[V], FO pointed up diagonally, hands moves upwards twice diagonally.
Text: 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; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall 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.