The Nicean Creed is the profession of Orthodox Christian beliefs. It was set into writing during the First and Second Ecumenical Councils of the Church.
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أُؤْمِنُ بإلَهٍ واحِدٍ، آبٍ ضابِطِ الكُلِّ، خالِقِ السَّماءِ والأَرضِ، كُلِّ ما يُرى وما لا يُرى. وبِرَبٍّ واحِدٍ يسُوعَ المسيحِ، ابنِ اللهِ الوَحيدِ، المولودِ منَ الآبِ قبلَ كُلِّ الدُّهورِ، نورٍ مِن نورٍ، إلهٍ حقٍّ منْ إِلهٍ حقٍّ، مولودٍ غيرِ مَخْلوقٍ، مُساوٍ للآبِ في الجوهَرِ، الذي بِهِ كانَ كُلُّ شيءٍ. الذي مِنْ أَجلِنا نَحنُ البَشَرِ، ومِنْ أجْلِ خلاصِنا نَزَلَ مِنَ السَماءِ وتَجَسَّدَ مِنَ الرّوحِ القُدُسِ، ومِنْ مَريَمَ العَذراءِ وتأَنَّسَ، وصُلِبَ عنّا على عَهْدِ بيلاطُسَ البُنْطيّ، وتَألَّمَ وقُبِرَ، وقامَ في اليومِ الثالثِ على ما في الكُتُبِ. وصعِدَ إلى السماءِ وجلسَ عن يمينِ الآب. وأيضاً يَأتي بِمَجْدٍ ليَدينَ الأحياءَ والأمواتَ، الذي لا فَناءَ لمُلْكِهِ. وبالرّوحِ القُدُسِ الربِّ المُحيي، المُنْبَثِقِ مِنَ الآبِ، الذي هو معَ الآبِ والابنِ، مَسجودٌ له ومُمَجَّد، الناطقِ بالأنبياءِ. وبكنيسةٍ واحدةٍ جامعةٍ مقدَّسَةٍ رسوليةٍ. وأعتَرفُ بِمَعموديةٍ واحدةٍ لمغْفِرَةِ الخطايا. وأَتَرَجّى قيامَةَ الموتى، والحياةَ في الدهرِ الآتي، آمين.
What We Believe
The Nicene Creed / Constantinopolitan CreedI believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and off all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the father before all worlds,
Light of Light, Very God of Very 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 was made man; And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried.
And on the third day He rose again, according to the scriptures. And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets; And I believe 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.
Icon depicting Emperor Constantine (center) and the Fathers of the First Council of Nicaea (325) as holding the Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creed of 381.
The creeds of Christianity have been drawn up at times of conflict about doctrine: acceptance or rejection of a creed served to distinguish believers and deniers of a particular doctrine or set of doctrines. The Nicene Creed was adopted in the face of the Arian controversy. Arius, a Libyan preacher, had declared that although Jesus Christ was divine, God had actually created him, and "there was when he was not," also worded by others of the era "there was once when he was not" and "he was made out of nothing." This made Jesus less than the Father and contradicted the doctrine of the Trinity. Arius's teaching provoked a serious crisis.
The Nicene Creed of 325 explicitly affirms the divinity of Jesus, applying to him the term "God". The 381 version speaks of the Holy Spirit as worshipped and glorified with the Father and the Son.
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