The Nicene Creed

About "The Nicene Creed"

The Nicene Creed (or, The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed) is a Christian statement of belief. It was originally formulated in Nicaea in 325 AD by the First Council of Nicaea. The Nicene Creed was amended in 381 by the First Council of Constantinople, and the resulting, more common, creed is known as either the Nicene or the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed.

Some churches use the Nicene Creed with third-person pronouns, and some use it with first-person pronouns.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

begotten from the Father before all ages,

God from God,

Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made;

of the same essence as the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven;

he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,

and was made human.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered and was buried.

The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again with glory

to judge the living and the dead.

His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life.

He proceeds from the Father and the Son,

and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.

He spoke through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church.

We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,

and to life in the world to come. Amen.

* that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places