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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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  The Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Contrary to its name, the creed now called the Nicene Creed was adopted not by the Council of Nicea (325), first of the seven ecumenical councils, but by the second council, that of Constantinople (381).
This Constantinopolitan Creed was probably based upon an earlier baptismal creed from Jerusalem or Antioch, which in turn was an expression of the original Nicene Creed, that adopted by the Council of Nicea in 315.
With the exception of this clause, the Nicene Creed remains one of the eceumenical creeds, a creed recognized by all the Church.
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  Nicene Creed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The purpose of the creed is to establish conformity of belief among Christians, and by public professions of the faith, to identify heretics or any disconformity to the Bible within each community.
The original Nicene Creed was first adopted in 325 at the First Council of Nicaea, which was the Ecumenical Council.
F.J.A. Hort and Adolf Harnack argued that the Nicene creed was the local creed of Caesarea brought to the council by Eusebius of Caesarea.
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 www.CRChurches.net - Nicene Creed
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.
However, the creed is in substance an accurate and majestic formulation of the Nicene faith.
The Nicene Creed is also available as a plain text file.
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 The Nicene Creed
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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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed can refer to the original version adopted at the First Council of Nicaea (325), to the revised version adopted by the First Council of Constantinople (381), to the later Latin version that includes the phrase "Deum de Deo" and the Filioque clause, and to the Armenian version.
The purpose of a creed is to act as a yardstick of correct belief.
F.J.A. Hort and Adolf Harnack argued that the Nicene creed was the local creed of Caesarea brought to the council by Eusebius of Caesarea.
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 The Nicene Creed
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.
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.
Vossius (1577-1649) was the first to detect the similarity between the creed set forth in the "Ancoratus" and the baptismal formula of the Church at Jerusalem.
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 Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nicene creed can refer to the original version adopted at the First Council of Nicaea (325), to the revised version adopted by the First Council of Constantinople (381).
The purpose of a Christian creed was to establish conformity of belief, uniquely essential for Christians, and by public professions of the faith, to identify heretics or any disconformity to the Bible within each community.
The original Nicene Creed was first adopted in 325 at the First Council of Nicaea, which was the Ecumenical Council.
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 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
The public use of creeds began in connection with baptism, in the Traditio and Redditio symboli, as a preparation for that sacrament, and in the preliminary interrogations.
All rites use the Nicene Creed, though in different positions, as part of the declaration of fellowship (of which the Kiss of Peace is another part) with which the Missa Fidelium begins.
At the beginning of the coronation of the Russian emperor he is required to recite the Nicene Creed in token of orthodoxy.
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 ST AUGUSTINE'S STUDY CENTRE | Learn withFaith.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Apostles Creed is the earliest form of creed, though it is thought that it probably does not go back to the time of the Apostles as the name might suggest.
In Anglican churches the Apostles Creed is repeated most often at evening services such as Sunday evening Evensong, but traditionally in the Western Church the Apostles' Creed is used at Baptisms and the Nicene Creed at the Eucharist (or else people might say the Mass, the Liturgy, the Lord's Supper, or the Holy Communion).
The Nicene Creed was written by the early Church and adopted (in a slightly different version to the one that we have) by the Church Council at Nicæa in AD 325.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed Statement of Christian faith named after the First Council of Nicaea (ad 325).
The Nicene Creed defends the orthodox Christian doctrine of the Trinity against the Arian heresy.
∎  (often the Creed) a formal statement of Christian beliefs, esp. the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed.
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 Myswizard » Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed, both in its original and revised formulas, is an implicit condemnation of specific alleged errors.
To the majority of modern evangelical Christian scholarship, the Nicene Creed is regarded as the quintessential prerequisite for Christian faith.
Often the Creed of 381 is regarded as a simple extension of the creed of 325 - in an exact comparison, there are, though, some omissions (omission) and additions (addition) which are difficult to explain, if a direct relation is supposed.
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It is commonly held to be based on the baptismal creed of Jerusalem, and it is often referred to as the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed.
The use of the Nicene Creed in the eucharist (right after the gospel), in contrast to the use of the Apostles' Creed in baptism, began in the fifth century in Antioch and became the universal practice in the church.
The Nicene Creed is expressed in its original form of "We believe" in the Rite 2 eucharistic liturgy of the 1979 BCP, and this communal expression of faith is also presented as the first option in the Rite 1 eucharistic liturgy.
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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.
The Nicene Creed was specifically designed to combat Arianism, Manicheanism, Apollinarianism, and Monarchianism (and its variants, Modalism, Patripassianism, and Sabellianism).
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 The Nicene Creed: Ancient Symbol of the Catholic Faith
The Nicene Creed is the symbol of belief for Christians of all regions and denominations.
The creed tells us that just as when a woman gives birth she does not create a child out of nothing, being born from God, the Son is not created out of nothing.
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.
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 Ecumenical Christian Creeds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Apostles' Creed is one of the oldest creeds of Christianity, dating in an early form to at least the middle second century with roots in the biblical traditions of the Gospels.
The Nicene Creed was developed by the early Church largely in response to the teachings of Arius.
However, Anathasius died in AD 373 and the Athanasian Creed closely reflects wording of the Nicene Creed adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451, suggesting that it was written sometime after that.
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 Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed - OrthodoxWiki
The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed (also called the Nicene Creed, the Symbol of Faith, the Pistevo, or simply the Creed) is that creed formulated at the First and Second Ecumenical Councils.
The Creed as it now stands was formed in two stages, and the one in use today in the Orthodox Church reflects the revisions and additions made at the Second Ecumenical Council.
Some centuries later, the Roman Catholic Church attempted a unilateral revision of the Creed by the addition of the Filioque, thus being one of the causes of the Great Schism between Rome and the rest of the Church.
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 The Nicene and Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed
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.
There have been many further creeds, in reaction to further perceived heresy, but this one, as revised in 381 was the very last time both Catholic and Orthodox communions could bring themselves to agree upon a Credo.
The Nicene Creed was first adopted at the first Ecumenical Council in 325, which was also the First Council of Nicaea.
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 The Nicene Creed, Symbol of Faith (Orthodox)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted and used brief statements of the Christian Faith.
When the Apostles' Creed was drawn up, the chief enemy was Gnosticism, which denied that Jesus was truly Man; and the emphases of the Apostles' Creed reflect a concern with repudiating this error.
One of the creeds of the Council of Antioch in Encæniis (a.d.
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 AllRefer.com - Nicene Creed Information
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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 SOF: The Need for Creeds | The Nicene Creed [Speaking of Faith® from American Public Media]
Used in both the East and the West, the Nicene Creed is a statement of faith that provides the basis for unity among Christians, including Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Calvinist and many other Christians.
The creed was established as part of the eucharistic liturgy during the 5th century.
During the first council of Nicaea in 325 CE, the Emperor Constantine urged the bishops to include the term homoousion — the Greek word meaning "of one substance", which was used to express the relation in the one Godhead of the Father and the Son and affirm that Jesus was fully divine.
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 Faith: Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also known as the Nicene- Constantinopolitan Creed, this classic testimony of the faith was the consensus of ecumenical councils in Nicea, 325, and Constantinople, 381.
The creed was a response to the "Arian" movement, which challenged the church's teaching that Christ was both fully human and fully divine.
This creed is recited in the Sunday worship of the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, and many Lutheran and Reformed congregations also use the creed when they celebrate Holy Communion.
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 ST AUGUSTINE'S STUDY CENTRE | Learn withFaith.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is important to remember that the Creeds - the Nicene, the Apostle’s and the Athanasian - never dropped complete out of the sky, but were forged in the heat of arguments and debates.
When the Nicene Creed was drawn up, the chief enemy was Arianism, that denied that Jesus was fully God.
The Creed moved through various additions, notably at the Council of Constantinople in 381, but was finally completed in the form we have it today, and sanctioned as the orthodox belief of the Christian Church, at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD.
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 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Creeds
The Nicene Creed was written in 325 A.D. at the Council of Nicea.
For a long time it was thought that the Athanasian Creed was written by Athanasius, a very influential defender of the faith during the 4th-century debates over the divinity of Christ.
This creed is a marvelous confession of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
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 The Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nicene Creed, which was formulated at the Councils of Nicaea in 325 AD and of Constantinople in 381 AD (1st and 2nd Ecumenical Councils), has been recognised since then as the authoritative expression of the fundamental beliefs of the Orthodox Church.
This description indicates that the Creed is not an analytical statement, but that it points to a reality greater than itself and to which it bears witness.
The Creed is recited at the time of Baptism, during every Divine Liturgy, and as part of the daily prayers of the Orthodox Christian.
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