Nicene Creed


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We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things seen and unseen.

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ the Son of God, begotten of the Father, the only-begotten, that is, of the essence of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of the same being as the Father, through whom all things came to be, both the things in heaven and on earth, who for us humans and for our salvation came down and was made flesh, becoming human, who suffered and rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven, who is coming to judge the living and the dead.

And in the Holy Spirit.

But those who say that “there was once when he was not” and “before he was begotten he was not” and “he was made out of things that were not” or maintain that the Son of God is of a different essence or created or subject to moral change or alteration—these doth the Catholic and Apostolic Church anathematize.

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‚ÄĚHoly Trinity with the Virgin and Saints" by Master of the Ashmolean Predella (Yale University Art Gallery)

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