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									The Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed (Latin: Symbolum Nicaenum) is the creed or profession of
faith (Greek: Σύμβολον τῆς Πίστεως) that is most widely used in Christian
liturgy. It is called Nicene ( /ˈnaɪsiːn/) because, in its original form, it was
adopted in the city of Nicaea by the first ecumenical council, which met there
in the year 325.

The Nicene Creed has been normative to the Anglican Church, the Church of
the East, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox churches, the
Roman Catholic Church including the Eastern Catholic Churches, the Old
Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church and most Protestant denominations. The
Apostles' Creed, which in its present form is later, is also broadly accepted in
the West, but is not used in the East. One or other of these two creeds is recited
in the Roman Rite Mass directly after the homily on all Sundays and
Solemnities. In the Byzantine Rite Liturgy, the Nicene Creed is recited on all
occasions, following the Litany of Supplication.




The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted and used brief statements of the
Christian Faith. In liturgical churches, it is said every Sunday as part of the
Liturgy. It is Common Ground to East Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Anglicans,
Lutherans, Calvinists, and many other Christian groups. Many groups that do
not have a tradition of using it in their services nevertheless are committed to
the doctrines it teaches.

We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of
all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the
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 was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried,
and 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 quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no
end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth
from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is
worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And we believe one holy
catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission
of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world
to come. Amen.


International Consultation on English
Texts translation
                                                 English Language Liturgical
as printed in:
                                                 Commission translation
The Lutheran Book of Worship
The Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal)
We believe in one God,
                                                 We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
                                                 the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
                                                 maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
                                                 of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
                                                 We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
                                                 the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
                                                 eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
                                                 God from God, light from light,
true God from true God,
                                                 true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
                                                 begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
                                                 of one Being with the Father;
Through him all things were made.
                                                 through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
                                                 For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
                                                 he came down from heaven,
by the power of the Holy Spirit
                                                 was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
                                                 Virgin Mary
and was made man.
                                                 and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius
                                                 For our sake he was crucified under
Pilate;
                                                 Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
                                                 he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
                                                 On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
                                                 in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
                                                 he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
                                                 and is seated at the right hand of the
He will come again in glory to judge
                                                 Father.
the living and the dead,
                                                 He will come again in glory to judge the
and his kingdom will have no end.
                                                 living and the dead,
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the    and his kingdom will have no end.
giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.       We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped     the giver of life,
and glorified.                                  who proceeds from the Father [and the
He has spoken through the Prophets.             Son],
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic   who with the Father and the Son is
Church.                                         worshiped and glorified,
We acknowledge one baptism for the              who has spoken through the prophets.
forgiveness of sins.                            We believe in one holy catholic and
We look for the resurrection of the dead,       apostolic Church.
and the life of the world to come. Amen.        We acknowledge one baptism for the
                                                forgiveness of sins.
                                                We look for the resurrection of the dead,
                                                and the life of the world to come. Amen.

								
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