The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and
earth, and in all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one substance
with the Father, by whom all things were made; Who for us men and
for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the
Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and crucified
also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried, the
third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended
into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; And he shall
come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead; Whose
kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who
proceedith from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and
the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the
Nicene Creed Facts
And I believe in one universal and apostolic church; I acknowledge
one baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the
resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
The Nicene Creed was written at
the Council of Nicea in Asia Minor
in A.D. 325.
The Council of Nicea was the first
ecumenical council of the Church.
St. Nicholas, the Bishop of the
Church in Myra, was one of the
delegates at the Council of Nicea
who helped to write the Creed.
The Nicene Creed was written in
Greek. View the Greek text here.
The Council of Nicea was called
by Emporer Constantine who
made Christianity a legal religion
in the Roman Empire.
The word "Creed" comes from the
Latin word "credo" which means
The Nicene Creed, while used by
the Church worldwide, is used
most often by Greek and Russian
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