We are accustomed to regard the whole conception of creeds, i.e.
(3) Traces of customs, creeds, rituals, &c., in the Aegean area at a later time, discordant with the civilization in which they were practised and indicating survival from earlier systems. There are also possible linguistic and even physical survivals to be considered.
In doctrine, the Army is in harmony with the main principles of the evangelical bodies, "as embodied in the three creeds of the Church."
P. Schaff, Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches, p. 197.
By the law of 1905 all the churches ceased to be recognized or supported by the state and became entirely separated therefrom, while the adherents of all creeds were permitted to form associations for public worship (associations cultuelles), upon which the expenses of maintenance were from that time to devolve.