The Symbol of Our Faith
This is the Creed of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea (AD 325), revised by the Second at Constantinople (AD 381), and canonized as the unalterable faith of the Catholic Church by the Fourth at Chalcedon (AD 451).

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Cre­ator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible;

and in one Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, the only-begotten, born of the Father be­fore all ages. Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in essence with the Father; through whom all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven and was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and be­came man. He was crucified for us under Pon­tius Pilate, and suffered and was buried. He rose on the third day according to the Scrip­tures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he is coming again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of Life, who proceeds from the Father. Together with the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glo­rified; he spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I profess one baptism for the remission of sins. I expect the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.