The Nicene Creed  
             
 

Ecumenical Texts

The prayer texts provided in this section are directly from the English Language Liturgical Consultation (1988) and are the current standard for ecumenical services. When holding services with other Church bodies, find a commonality by the use of these texts.

Inclusive Texts

The prayer texts provided in this section are based on the English Language Liturgical Consultation (1988) and are the current standard for ecumenical services. These prayers are provided for congregations wishing to include all in the language of prayer.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God.
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen

We believe in one God,

the Almighty Creator,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Savior, Jesus Christ,
the only begotten of God.
eternally begotten of the Creator,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Creator;
through Christ all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.

For our sake Jesus was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
suffered death and was buried.
On the third day rose again
in accordance with the scriptures.

Christ ascended into heaven
and is seated at the strong hand of the Creator,
and will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
in an everlasting reign.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Source, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Creator and the Redeemer,
who with the Creator and the Redeemer is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen

 
             
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