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  Nicene Creed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nicene Creed, or the Icon/Symbol of the Faith, is a Christian statement of faith accepted by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and most Protestant churches.
The Council of Nicea had formulated the Nicene Creed, which declared that Jesus and God the Father were of the same substance (homoousion in Greek, a term which was condemned at the Council of Antioch in 264-268).
Later Nicene writers took special glee in the ignominious death of Valens, the Arians' protector, and indeed his defeat probably damaged the standing of the Homoian faction.
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 Encyclopedia: Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
In Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, an ecumenical council or general council is a meeting of the bishops of the whole church convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practice.
In Christian theology the filioque clause or filioque controversy (filioque meaning and the Son) is a disputed part of the Nicene Creed.
Mass is the term used of the celebration of the Eucharist in the Latin rites of the Roman Catholic Church.
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 Nicene Creed - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
The words of the Nicene Creed were formulated by the bishops and were a statement of the most important beliefs of Christianity.
The Nicene Creed is much longer than the Apostles' Creed and is usually said by Christians during the celebration of the Eucharist (Mass or Holy Communion).
The Eastern Orthodox Church disagreed with the words of the Nicene Creed used by the Roman Catholic Church concerning the nature of the Trinity.
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 Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
The Nicene Creed or the Icon/Symbol of the Faith is a Christian statement of faith accepted by the Roman Catholic Eastern Orthodox Anglican and major Protestant churches.
The Nicene Creed was first adopted at first Ecumenical Council in 325 which was also the First Council of Nicaea.
The original Nicene Creed adopted at the of Nicaea in 325 ended just before words "We believe in the Holy Spirit..." section from that point forward was added the Second Ecumenical Council in Constantinople; hence the name "Nicene-Constantinopolitan which refers to the Creed as it following the modification in Constantinople.
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 Encyclopedia: Arianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
The Nicene Creed's central term, used to describe the relationship between the Father and the Son, is homoousios, meaning "of the same substance" or "of one being".
The first group mainly opposed the Nicene terminology and preferred the term homoiousios (alike in substance) to the Nicene homoousios, while they rejected Arius and his teaching and accepted the equality and coeternality of the persons of the Trinity.
None of these attempts were acceptable to the defenders of Nicene orthodoxy: writing about the latter councils, Saint Jerome remarked that the world "awoke with a groan to find itself Arian." Events Roman emperor Constans travels to Britain, possibly for a military expedition.
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 The Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed was formulated at the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in AD 325 to combat Arianism, and it was expanded at the Second Ecumenical Council at Constantinople in AD 381 to balance its coverage of the Trinity by including the Holy Spirit.
The wording and the concepts in the Nicene Creed come from the New Testament—in fact, one of the most important debates at the Council of Nicea concerned whether it is proper to include a word in the Nicene Creed that does not occur in the New Testament.
A full century before the Nicene Council, Tertullian wrote a voluminous explanation and defense of the Trinity and was viewed by his third-century contemporaries as defending the orthodox Christian faith to nonbelievers.
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 Nicene Creed.   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
The creed which is recited during the Eucharistic Liturgy is normally known as the "NICENE CREED." It is not, however, the creed which was approved at the Council of Nicaea in 325.
These creeds are based on the creeds in which the candidates for Baptism proclaimed and expressed their adherence to Christ and to the Christian faith, but included additional terms, phrases and clauses making explicit specific aspects of the Church's dogma.
In the case of the Nicene Creed, the term "homoousios" was brought into the creed to express the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father.
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As approved in amplified form at the Council of Constantinople (381), it is the profession of the Christian Faith common to the Catholic Church, to all the Eastern Churches separated from Rome, and to most of the Protestant denominations.
The Nicene Symbol, however, continued to be the only one in use among the defenders of the Faith.
In this form the Nicene article concerning the Holy Ghost is enlarged; several words, notably the two clauses "of the substance of the Father" and "God of God," are omitted as also are the anathemas; ten clauses are added; and in five places the words are differently located.
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 The Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
Nicene supporters made it clear that they believed the Father and the Son to be distinct, even though of one substance.
It is based on the creed of Nicea, reportedly edited at the council of Constantinople, but first seen in its final form 70 years later.
The Nicene Creed is accepted by almost all Protestant, Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, and it offers a basis for unity.
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THE NICENE CREED The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted and used brief statements of the Christian Faith.
The East uses only the Nicene Creed.) I here present the Nicene Creed in two English translations, The first is the traditional one, in use with minor variations since 1549, The second is a modern version, that of (I think) The Interdenominational Committee on Liturgical Texts.
So apparently the Nicene Fathers were right in supposing that their language would not be misunderstood.
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The Nicene Creed forms part of the Schools Ministry Group constitution and the Heads of Churches expects all schools ministry practitioners to hold to it.
The Nicene Creed was the product of the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE under the order and direction of Constantine the Great.
The crimes of the Inquisition, the murder of witches and the horrors of the colonisation of the New World were the work of believers in the Nicene Creed.
www.atheistfoundation.org.au /nicenecreed.htm   (600 words)

 Nicene Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
The Nicene Creed was originally written in 325 A.D. (in Greek) when the Roman Emporer Constantine called together the Council of Nicaea (in Asia Minor) to address the fragmented character of the Christian church--a church fragmented primarily because of disputes over whether or not Jesus Christ was fully God.
The Special Committee on the Nicene Creed was created by the 209th General Assembly (1997) and reported to the 210th General Assembly (1998), recommending that the Book of Confessions be amended to replace the older translation of the Nicene Creed with a contemporary translation.
The Nicene Creed may help renew Trinitarian theology in the church and could be a fountainhead for reflection on the doctrine of the Trinity.
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 Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers is a set of books containing translations of early Christian writings into English.
Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II Volume I. Eusebius: Church History from A.D. 1-324, Life of Constantine the Great, Oration in Praise of Constantine
The full text of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers is freely available at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
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 Nicene Creed and the Truth about the Trinity   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
Even after the Nicene Creed, the Trinity was still hotly debated for decades and centuries after.
The Nicene Creed is written, declaring that "the Father and the Son are of the same substance" (homoousios).
The Nicene Creed is re-evaluated and accepted with the addition of clauses on the Holy Spirit and other matters.
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 The Nicene Creed: Ancient Symbol of the Catholic Faith
Christians of all regions and denominations recite the Nicene Creed (also called the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, because the complete present form was defined by bishops in both Nicaea and Constantinople) weekly.
The Nicene Creed is ultimately about the Trinity, but it also affirms historical realities of Jesus' life.
Remember that the creed is ultimately derived from the worship of Christians, who baptize in the name of the Trinity, and pray to the Father in the name of the Son, through the Holy Spirit.
www.ancient-future.net /nicene.html   (2283 words)

 The 12 Heresies -- Nicene Creed
Homoousios – the prevailing Nicene formulation that the Son is "of the same essence" as the Father.
The Nicene Formulation (Nicene Creed): Reporting on the events of the Council to his church at Caesarea was the early church historian Eusebius (or Caesarea).
The source of the dispute that had precipitated the Nicene convention and the Nicene Creed was that of presbyter Arius of Alexandria.
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The Nicene Creed is an essential norm for all Anglicans.
Thus, as new variations in Christian belief evolved in the 4th century and were perceived as a threat, new phrases were seen to be needed, like amendments to a constitution.
The dispute over the filioque clause and the manner of its adoption was one of the reasons for the Great Schism.
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 FAIR Message Boards   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
The Nicene Council was similiar to the council described in Acts 15.
If the Nicene Coucil were in 100% agreement on the trinity, I might be inclined to believe that they were guided by revelation and therefore that they are.
I'm not sure; but anyway that's pretty far removed from the early church, and a look at history will show that their were many unchristian acts being done by the Church of Rome at that time.
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 The Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: 0000-00-00)
The Nicene Creed, also called the Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed, is a statement of the orthodox faith of the early Christian church in opposition to certain heresies, especially Arianism.
In its present form this creed goes back partially to the Council of Nicea (A.D. 325) with additions by the Council of Constantinople (A.D. It was accepted in its present form at the Council of Chalcedon in 451, but the "filioque" phrase was not added until 589.
However, the creed is in substance an accurate and majestic formulation of the Nicene faith.
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 CIN - Ask Father Mateo, Creed in the Mass
Dear Dave, With regard to the use of the Nicene Creed, there has been no change in the Church's liturgical law on this point.
They point out that the early Church did not use the Nicene Creed at Mass, so they conclude it shouldn't be in the Mass today.
It did not exist in its present form until A.D. At that time, after the 1st Council of Constantinople, it was accepted immediately for use in the liturgy by the Eastern Church and about four centuries later it was added to the Mass in the West.
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 Ante-Nicene Fathers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ante-Nicene Fathers, subtitled "The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D., is a selected set of books containing English translations of the major early Christian writings.
The period covers the beginning of Christianity until before the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea.
The text was edited by Rev. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson and first published in Edinburgh, 1867.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed, in Christian theology, confession of faith.
Filioque, combination of Latin words meaning “and from the Son,” added to the Nicene Creed by the Third Council of Toledo in 589:...
Filioque: resistance of Saint Leo III to inserting into the Nicene Creed
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 The Nicene Council
Constantines Nicene council is usually pointed to as the source for the doctrine of the Trinity, yet the Trinity was present long before Constantine.
The term Trinitas was dubbed by Tertullian almost 100 years before the Nicene council in his debate against Praxeas.
The Nicene council was convened on the request of Constantine in May and ended in late June in 325 AD..
www.letusreason.org /Trin13.htm   (2070 words)

 The Questioning Christian: Why Say the Nicene Creed?
To use a naval analogy: A good sailor is expected to conduct himself as though his skipper were complately competent, even though privately the sailor may regard the skipper as a dangerous fool.
Reciting the Nicene Creed together is a sign of our communal bond with the church of the past.
It's sort of like taking your grandmother out to dinner on Sunday afternoon: you do it to show your love for her (and to set a good example for your own kids), even though you might prefer to be home watching the football game.
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