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The Apostles Creed

I believe in God The Father almighty.
Maker of Heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ His only begotten son our Lord.
Who was conceived by The Holy Spirit.
Born of the virgin Mary.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate.
Was crucified dead and buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into Heaven.
And sitteth at the right hand of God The Father Almighty.
From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in The Holy Spirit.
The Christian Church
The communion of saints
The forgiveness of sins
The resurrection of the body
And the life everlasting

Amen


Declaration of Council of Nicea (325)

We believe in one God, the Father almighty, 
maker of all things visible and invisible; 
and in one Lord Jesus Christ, 
the Son of God, begotten of the Father, 
that is from the substance of the Father. 
He is God from God, light from light, 
true God from true God, begotten not made, 
of one substance [homoousios] with the Father.
By him all things were made, 
things in heaven and on earth. 
For us men and for our salvation he came down, 
was made flesh and became man. 
He suffered, rose again on the third day 
and ascended into the heavens. 
He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 
And in the Holy Spirit.
But the holy catholic and apostolic church anathematizes 
those who say: "There was once when he was not" 
and "He was not, before he was begotten" 
and "He was made out of nothing" 
and those who assert that he is from some being or 
substance other than the Father or that he is mutable 
or liable to change.


Declaration of Council of Constantinople (381)

We believe in one God, 
the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth 
and of all things visible and invisible. 
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, 
the only-begotten Son of God, 
begotten from the Father before all ages, 
light from light, true God from true God; 
begotten, not made, of one substance 
[homoousios] with the Father. 
By him all things were made. 
For us men and for our salvation 
he came down from heaven, 
was made flesh from the Holy Spirit 
and Mary the virgin and became man. 
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, 
suffered and was buried. 
He rose again on the third day, 
according to the Scriptures, 
and ascended into the heavens. 
He sits on the right hand of the Father 
and will come again with glory 
to judge the living and the dead. 
His kingdom will not end. 
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and life-giver, 
who proceeds from the Father. 
Together with the Father and the Son 
he is worshipped and glorified. 
He spoke through the prophets; 
and in one holy catholic and apostolic church. 
We confess one baptism for the remission of sins. 
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead 
and the life of the age to come. 

Amen.

See also: Historic Church Documents for further study.