Are you familiar with the Nicene Creed? It’s one of the oldest statements of belief for the Catholic church. It is one of the oldest prayers in the Catholic church, and it has been providing miracles since the 4th century!
What is the Nicene Creed?
The creed begins with the affirmation of belief in one God, the Father, who is the creator of all things. It states that Jesus is the son of God, who is fully God and fully human. The Creed goes on to state that Jesus was born of a virgin, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. It also affirms the belief in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
The Nicene Creed affirms the belief in the Holy Catholic Church and the communion of saints, which refers to the spiritual bond that unites all believers. This Creed also asserts the belief in the forgiveness of sins and the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
The Nicene Prayer
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day 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.
I 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 adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.