Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed

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The '''Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed''' (also called the '''Nicene Creed''', the '''Symbol of Faith''', the '''Pistevo''', or simply the '''Creed''') is that creed formulated at the [[First Ecumenical Council|First]] and [[Second Ecumenical Council|Second]] [[Ecumenical Councils]].  It was defined by the [[Church Fathers|Holy Fathers]] of those first two councils (held in [[Nicaea]] and Constantinople, respectively) to combat various [[heresy|heresies]]: notably [[Arianism]], [[Apollinarianism]], [[Macedonianism]] (also called Pneumatomachianism), and [[Chiliasm]].
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Some scholars believe that the Creed promulgated by the [[First Ecumenical Council]] was based on an earlier baptismal creed used in Palestine (the Apostles' Creed), while others regard its more likely origin as being a creed issued early in 325 A.D. in Antioch, a so-called "[[Syrian Creed]]."
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The Creed as it now stands was formed in two stages, and the one in use today in the [[Orthodox Church]] reflects the revisions and additions made at the [[Second Ecumenical Council]].  Some centuries later, the [[Roman Catholic Church]] attempted a unilateral revision of the Creed by the addition of the [[Filioque]], thus being one of the causes of the [[Great Schism]] between Rome and the rest of the Church.
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The [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic church]] has a tradition that the Nicene Creed was authored by St. [[Athanasius of Alexandria]], whose theology was instrumental at the Nicene council, despite his being only a deacon at the time.
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== The Creed of Nicaea (325 A.D.) ==
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''We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of all things, visible and invisible;''
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''And in one [[Lord]] Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten from the Father, only-begotten, that is, from the essence of the Father, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father, through Whom all things came into being, things in heaven and things on earth, Who because of us men and because of our salvation came down and became incarnate, becoming man, suffered and rose again on the third day, ascended to the heavens, and will come again to judge the living and the dead;''
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''And in the Holy Spirit.''
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== The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed (381 A.D.) ==
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'''In English:'''
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''We [[faith|believe]] in one [[God]], the [[God the Father|Father]] Almighty, [[creation|Maker]] of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;''
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''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:''
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''Who for us men and for our [[salvation]] came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the [[Holy Spirit]] and the [[Theotokos|Virgin Mary]], and was [[Incarnation|made man]];''
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''And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried;''
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''And the third day He [[resurrection|rose]] again, according to the [[Holy Scripture|Scriptures]];''
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''And [[ascension|ascended]] into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father;''
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''And He shall [[Second coming|come again]] with glory to [[judgement|judge]] the living and the [[death|dead]], Whose kingdom shall have no end.''
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''And we believe in the [[Holy Spirit]], the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is [[Worship|worshipped]] and glorified, Who spoke by the [[Prophet]]s;''
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''And we believe in [[One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church|one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church]].''
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''We acknowledge one [[Baptism]] for the remission of [[sin]]s.''
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''We look for the Resurrection of the dead,''
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''And the [[Eternal Life|Life]] of the world to come. Amen.''
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'''In Greek:'''
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Πιστεύομεν εἰς ἕνα Θεόν, Πατέρα, Παντοκράτορα, ποιητὴν οὐρανοῦ καὶ γῆς, ὁρατῶν τε πάντων καὶ ἀοράτων.
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Καὶ εἰς ἕνα Κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ τὸν μονογενῆ, τὸν ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντα πρὸ πάντων τῶν αἰώνων· φῶς ἐκ φωτός, Θεὸν ἀληθινὸν ἐκ Θεοῦ ἀληθινοῦ, γεννηθέντα οὐ ποιηθέντα, ὁμοούσιον τῷ Πατρί, δι οὗ τὰ πάντα ἐγένετο.
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Τὸν δι ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν κατελθόντα ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σαρκωθέντα ἐκ Πνεύματος Ἁγίου καὶ Μαρίας τῆς Παρθένου καὶ ἐνανθρωπήσαντα.
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Σταυρωθέντα τε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐπὶ Ποντίου Πιλάτου, καὶ παθόντα καὶ ταφέντα.
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Καὶ ἀναστάντα τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρα κατὰ τὰς Γραφάς.
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Καὶ ἀνελθόντα εἰς τοὺς οὐρανοὺς καὶ καθεζόμενον ἐκ δεξιῶν τοῦ Πατρός.
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Καὶ πάλιν ἐρχόμενον μετὰ δόξης κρῖναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκρούς, οὗ τῆς βασιλείας οὐκ ἔσται τέλος.
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Καὶ εἰς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον, τὸ κύριον, τὸ ζωοποιόν, τὸ ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς ἐκπορευόμενον, τὸ σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ συμπροσκυνούμενον καὶ συνδοξαζόμενον, τὸ λαλῆσαν διὰ τῶν προφητῶν.
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Εἰς μίαν, Ἁγίαν, Καθολικὴν καὶ Ἀποστολικὴν Ἐκκλησίαν.
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Ὁμολογῶ ἓν βάπτισμα εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν.
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Προσδοκῶ ἀνάστασιν νεκρῶν.
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Καὶ ζωὴν τοῦ μέλλοντος αἰῶνος.
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Ἀμήν.
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'''In Hawaiian:'''
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''Ke mana'o'i'o nei mäkou i ke Akua ho'okahi, ka Makua Mana Loa, ka mea näna i hana i ka lani a me ka honua, a me nä mea a pau i 'ike 'ia, a i 'ike 'ole 'ia ho'i;''
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''A i ka Haku ho'okahi 'o Iesu Kristo, ke Keiki hänaukähi a ke Akua, i loa'a i ka Makua ma mua o ka honua a pau, ka Mälamalama o ka Mälamalama, he Akua maoli nä ke Akua maoli, i ho'ohua 'ia, 'a'ole i hana 'ia; i like ke 'ano me ka Makua; näna i hana i nä mea a pau:'' 
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'''O Ia kai lilo mai i ho'öla no käkou no nä känaka, a iho maila ma ka Lani mai, i ho'olilo ia i i'o e ka 'Uhane Hemolele ma o Malia Pu'upa'a la, a lilo a'ela i kanaka;''
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''A ua kumakaia 'ia no käkou ma lalo o Penetio Pilato, ua ho'omanawanui 'o Ia a ua kanu 'ia ho'i;''
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''A i ke kolu o ka lä ala hou maila 'o Ia e like me kä ka Palapala Hemolele;''
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''A pi'i aku la i ka Lani a noho iho ia ma ka lima 'äkau o ka Makua;''
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''A hele hou mai ana 'o Ia, me ka nani, e ho'okolokolo i a po'e ola a me ka po'e make, a 'o Kona aupuni, 'a'ole loa e pau.''
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''A ke mana'o 'i'o nei mäkou i ka 'Uhane Hemolele, ka Haku, ka mea näna i Hä'awi mai i ke Ola, i puka mai mai ka Makua, 'o ia pü me ka Makua a me ke Keiki, ke ho'omana 'ia nei, a ke ho'onani 'ia nei ho'i, näna i 'ölelo mai ma o nä Käula la.''
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''A ke mana'o'i'o nei mäkou i ka 'Ekalesia pa'a a 'apokolika ho'okahi.''
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''Ke ho'oia nei mäkou, ho'okahi Bapekiko no ke kala 'ana o nä hala.''
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''Ke kali nei ho'i mäkou no ke ala 'ana o ka po'e make,''
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''A me ke ola o ke ao e hiki mai ana. 'Ämene.''''
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Note:  The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed as it is recited in Orthodox worship today uses the first person ("I believe..."/"{{lang|el|Πιστεύω}}") rather than the first person plural as it was enacted at the councils.
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==External link==
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*[http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/liturgical_texts/creed.asp The Official Translation of the Confession of Faith adopted by the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America] ([[GOARCH]])
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