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The Nicene Creed and the shorter Apostles ' Creed are articles, or professions of Faith said by members of the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.
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Nicene and Creed
:( b ) The Apostles ' Creed, as the Baptismal Symbol ; and the Nicene Creed, as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith.
Mainstream Christianity professes belief in the Nicene Creed, and English versions of the Nicene Creed in current use include the phrase: " We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come ".
The Nicene Creed is predominantly recited during the mass while the Apostles ' is typically used for other occasions, healings, etc.
Of the roughly three hundred bishops in attendance at the Council of Nicea, only two bishops did not sign the Nicene Creed, which condemned Arianism.
By 325, the controversy had become significant enough that the Emperor Constantine called an assembly of bishops, the First Council of Nicaea, which condemned Arius ' doctrine and formulated the original Nicene Creed of 325.
In 381, at the Second Ecumenical Council in Constantinople, a group of mainly Eastern bishops assembled and accepted the Nicene Creed of 381, which was supplemented in regard to the Holy Spirit, as well as some other changes: see Comparison between Creed of 325 and Creed of 381.
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints also rejects Trinitarian doctrine, although other churches that are part of the Latter-Day Saint movement still adhere to the Nicene Creed.
It is the first creed in which the equality of the three persons of the Trinity is explicitly stated, and differs from the Nicene-Constantinopolitan and Apostles ' Creeds in the inclusion of anathemas, or condemnations of those who disagree with the Creed ( like the original Nicene Creed ).
A medieval account credited Athanasius of Alexandria, the famous defender of Nicene theology, as the author of the Creed.
Athanasius may have accompanied Alexander to the First Council of Nicaea in 325, the council which produced the Nicene Creed and anathematized Arius and his followers.
" Previously the Nicene Creed was the only profession of faith that the Missal gave for use at Mass, except in Masses for children ; but in some countries use of the Apostles ' Creed was already permitted.
The Nicene Creed, largely a response to Arianism, was formulated at the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople in 325 and 381 respectively and ratified as the universal creed of Christendom by the First Council of Ephesus in 431.
The Athanasian Creed, received in the Western Church as having the same status as the Nicene and Chalcedonian, says: " We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity ; neither confounding the Persons nor dividing the Substance.
Nicene and shorter
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II, in October 2011, the Vatican's website and many other Catholic news organizations announced that the Pope Benedict XVI, had made the period from October 2012 to the end of November 2013 ( the Solemnity of Christ the King ) a " Year Of Faith " in a solemn declaration, and ordered all parishes and religious institutions to find some manner during that Year of celebrating and reaffirming the Creed ( there are now two main Creeds-the shorter Apostle's Creed and the lengthier Niceno-Constantopolitan, or Nicene Creed.
Nicene and Apostles
The word derives from the Latin credo, which means " I believe " ( because the Latin translation of the Apostles ' Creed and the Nicene Creed both begin with this word ) so a creed may also be called a credo.
It is the first creed in which the equality of the three persons of the Trinity is explicitly stated, and differs from the Nicene and Apostles ' Creeds in the inclusion of anathemas, or condemnations of those who disagree with the Creed.
It is in line with this interpretation, which applies the word " catholic " ( universal ) to no one denomination, that they understand the phrase " One Holy catholic and Apostolic Church " in the Nicene Creed, the phrase the Catholic faith in the Athanasian Creed and the phrase " holy catholic church " in the Apostles ' Creed.
In addition to holding the Apostles ', the Nicene and the Athanasian Creeds of the universal church, it also holds to the confessions of its predecessor bodies.
A reprint of that edition (" Editio Typica Tertia Emendata "), issued under Pope Benedict XVI, corrected misprints and some other mistakes ( such as the insertion at the beginning of the Apostles ' Creed of " unum ", as in the Nicene Creed ).
None of them had an authoritative character analogous to that given by Christianity to its three great formulas ( the Apostles ' Creed, the Nicene or Constantinopolitan, and the Athanasian ), or to the Kalimat As-Shahadat of the Muslims.
The only doctrinal documents agreed upon in the Anglican Communion are the Apostles ' Creed, the Nicene Creed of AD 381, and the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral.
At this synod, it was decided that the church would retain the three original Christian creeds: the Apostles ', the Athanasian, and the Nicene.
The Nicene Creed incorporated for the first time the clause was crucified under Pontius Pilate ( which had already been long established in the Old Roman Symbol, an ancient form of the Apostles ' Creed dating as far back as the 2nd century AD ) in a creed that was intended to be authoritative for all Christians in the Roman Empire.
It was universally held in the Christian church by the 2nd century, and is included in the two most widely used Christian creeds, which state that Jesus " was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary " ( the Nicene Creed ) and was " born of the Virgin Mary " ( Apostles ' Creed ).
He is now remembered chiefly because of the contents of his will, which directs that eight lectures shall be delivered annually at Oxford in the University Church on as many Sunday mornings in full term, " between the commencement of the last month in Lent term and the end of the third week in Act term, upon either of the following subjects: to confirm and establish the Christian faith, and to confute all heretics and schismatics ; upon the divine authority of the Holy Scriptures ; upon the authority of the writings of the primitive fathers, as to the faith and practice of the primitive Church ; upon the divinity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ; upon the divinity of the Holy Ghost ; upon the articles of the Christian faith as comprehended in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.
The Quadrilateral laid down a fourfold basis for home reunion: that agreement should be sought concerning the Holy Scriptures, the Apostles ’ and Nicene creeds, the two sacraments ordained by Christ himself and the historic episcopate.
The Church professes the Lutheran Christian faith, with its foundation on the Bible, the Apostles ', Nicene and Athanasian Creeds, Luther's Small Catechism and the Augsburg Confession.
The Celtic Catholic Church emphasizes the Nicene and Apostles ' Creeds, omitting the filioque clause from the Nicene Creed.
The Creeds: The Articles of the Christian Faith as contained in the ancient Creeds known as the Apostles ’ and Nicene Creeds are to be taught by this Church and accepted by the faithful.
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# Council of Ephesus ( 431 ) repudiated Nestorianism, proclaimed the Virgin Mary as the Theotokos (" Birth-giver to God ", " God-bearer ", " Mother of God "), repudiated Pelagianism, and reaffirmed the Nicene Creed. This and all the following councils in this list are not recognized by the Assyrian Church of the East.
Priests, deacons, and subdeacons are forbidden to live with women other than such as were permitted by the Nicene Council.
There are several designations for the two forms of the Nicene creed, some with overlapping meanings:
The Nicene creed is recited at each Mass, and both are listed and examined in the landmark 1994 Catechism of the Catholic Church ; they serve as fundamental declarations that a catechumen or a baptized Catholic identifies with the Church ).
The United Methodist Church understands itself to be part of the holy catholic ( or universal ) church and it recognizes the historic ecumenical creeds, the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed ; which are used frequently in services of worship.
The Nicene Creed declares that the members of the Trinity ( the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit ) are equal.
For Catholicism and Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christianity, the dogmata are contained in the Nicene Creed and the canon laws of two, three, seven, or twenty-one ecumenical councils ( depending on whether one is Nestorian, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, or Roman Catholic ).
The Homoiousians held that God and Jesus Christ are of like essence, the Homoousians that they are, as stated in the Nicene Creed, of the same essence ( see ousia and hypostasis ).
Two liturgical innovations are attributed to him, the prayers on Good Friday at the church of the Virgin and the recital of the Nicene Creed at every service, although the last is also ascribed to Peter the Fuller.
The four traditional " notes of the Christian Church " or descriptors of the church, first expressed in the Nicene Creed are unity, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity.
The political and theological reasons for the schism are complex, but one major controversy was the inclusion and acceptance in the West of the filioque clause into the Nicene Creed, which the East viewed as erroneous.
Most places are the same as the Roman Catholic practice, such as at the trinitarian formula, the benediction, at the consecration of the Eucharist, and following reciting the Nicene or Apostles ' Creed.
: The Chinese Church takes the contents of the entire Bible, the Apostles ' Creed and the Nicene Creed as the foundation of our faith, the main points of which are as follows:
Mainline denominations are historically Trinitarian and proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Son of God ; they adhere to the historic creeds such as the Nicene Creed, the Apostles ' Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
The creeds are a set of common beliefs shared with many other Christian churches, and consist of the Apostles ' Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Nicene Creed.
In the words of Philip Schaff: " The contradictory reports are easily reconciled by the assumption that Lucian was a critical scholar with some peculiar views on the Trinity and Christology which were not in harmony with the later Nicene orthodoxy, but that he wiped out all stains by his heroic confession and martyrdom ".
Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and most Protestant denominations adhere to the creed and are thus examples of Nicene Christianity.