We believe in one God, God the Father the Pantocrator who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen.
We believe 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, 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 became Man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried. And on the third day He rose from the dead, according to the scriptures, ascended to the heavens; He sits at the right hand of his Father, and He is coming again in His glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.
Yes, we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Life-Giver, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.
And in one holy, catholic and apostolic church. We confess one baptism for the remission of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the coming age. Amen.
The Nicene Creed
The use of creeds stems from a Biblical foundation. The Apostles used creeds in their earlier forms, and many are recorded in the New Testament (Ephesians 5:14; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:11-13).
The Creed used throughout the Church was adopted at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD and expanded at the Council of Constantinople in 381 AD. The Nicene Creed is used at Baptisms, the Divine Liturgy, in personal daily prayers and throughout a great number of services in the church.