I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and
earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God
of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom
all things were made. [See Lesson, "Homoousios".]
Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and
was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was
crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the
third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven,
and sits on 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 Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;
who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son
together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I
acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the
resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
[Originally developed in 352, and approved in amplified form
at the Council of Constantinople (381), it is the profession of the Christian
Faith common to the Catholic Church, to all the Eastern Churches separated from
Rome, and to most of the Protestant denominations.]