We believe in one God, father almighty, maker of all things, both visible and invisible.
We believe in one lord, Jesus Christ, the son of God, begotten of the Father, only-begotten, that is of the being of the Father, God of God, light of light, true God of true God, begotten not made, one being with the father, through whom all things came to be, both those in heaven and those upon the earth, who because of us human beings and because of our salvation descended, became enfleshed, became human, suffered and rose on the third day, ascending to the heavens, coming to judge the living and dead.
And in the Holy Spirit.
Those who say there was a time when he was not, and that before he was begotten He was not, or that he was made out of nothing; or who say that the son of God is of any other substance, or that he is changeable or unstable, these the catholic and apostolic Church anathematizes.
As modified at Constantinople 381 A.D.
What most people call the "Nicene Creed" today is actually not the original creed but the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed as modified at the Council of Constantinople. Some phrases were deleted and others were added.
We believe in one God, father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things both visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ , the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, 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 Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man; 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 sitteth on the right hand of the Father; from thence he shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.
[We believe] In one holy catholic and apostolic Church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Last Updated: March 2, 2011