I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator 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 ages;
Light of light, true God of true God, begotten not created, of one essence with the Father, through whom all things were made;
Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from the heavens and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate and suffered and was buried.
And he arose on the third day according to the Scriptures.
And he ascended into the heavens and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake through the prophets.
And in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come. Amen.
The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, formulated at the First and Second Ecumenical Councils (held in Nicea and Constantinople in AD 325 and 381, respectively) is the primary statement of faith of the Orthodox Christian Church, and thus, in its original form, is worded “We believe…” rather than “I believe…” It was formulated in response to heresy and has been understood since its articulation in the 4th century as an expression of the timeless, unchanging faith given by Christ to the Apostles. It is often known simply as The Nicene Creed.