Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed

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 Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages.

Light of Light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man.

And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried.

And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end. 

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, formulated at the First and Second Ecumenical Councils (held in Nicea and Constantinople in AD 325 and 381, respectively) is the primary statement of faith of the Orthodox Christian Church, and thus, in its original form, is worded “We believe…” rather than “I believe…” It was formulated in response to heresy and has been understood since its articulation in the 4th century as an expression of the timeless, unchanging faith given by Christ to the Apostles. It is often known simply as the Nicene Creed.