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The Nicence Creed
also known as
The Constantinopolitan Creed

While popularly known as the “Nicene Creed,” it is not the creed from the Council of Nicea in 325. Rather, it is actually “The Constantinopolitan Creed” from the Council of Constantinople in 381. As did the Creed from Nicaea, it affirms full diety of Jesus Christ. But it goes beyond Nicaea in that it also affirms the full diety of the Holy Spirit.

We believe in one God, the Father All Governing,
creator of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only begotten Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all time,
Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten not created,
of the same essence as the Father,
through Whom all things came into being,
Who for us men and because of our salvation
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit
and the Virgin Mary and became human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate,
and suffered and was buried,
and rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sits on the right hand of the Father,
and will come again with glory to judge the living
and the dead.
His Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and life-giver,
Who proceeds from the Father
Who is worshipped and glorified together
with the Father and Son,
Who spoke through the prophets;
and in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
We confess one baptism for the remission of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.,

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