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The Catholic Nicene Creed
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Posted on 05/26/2008 5:58:11 PM PDT by Salvation

 

The Catholic Nicene Creed

This is the Catholic Nicene Creed, as used in the Roman Catholic Church's liturgy.

This creed is usually called just the "Nicene Creed." It is also called the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, after its origin in the first two Church ecumenical Councils in 325 and 381.

The Catholic Nicene Creed is one of the creeds that can be found in the Handbook of Prayers edited by James Socias.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of 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.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

The Catechism has a side-by-side comparison of the Catholic Nicene Creed with the Apostles Creed (the link is to that Catechism page on the Vatican's website).

Be sure to see the Athanasian Creed, too. Though lesser-known, it's unique in its detailed and beautiful description of the Holy Trinity.

The Apostles Creed and the Catholic Nicene Creed are the most common creeds used in the daily life of the Roman Catholic Church.




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1 posted on 05/26/2008 5:58:14 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: Religion Moderator

Oops — I wanted to mark this [Eucmenical]


2 posted on 05/26/2008 5:59:09 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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3 posted on 05/26/2008 6:00:11 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Check out this thread from earlier today, discussion of the Creed with regard to Mormons. Lots of banter about the meaning of "catholic" in the creed, and other interesting aspects.

Titled "Abominable Creed".

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2021623/posts

4 posted on 05/26/2008 6:03:43 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Why do you think I posted this? LOL!

They can come to these two threads and check out the meaning of Catholic.


6 posted on 05/26/2008 6:10:02 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
The Catholic Nicene Creed

We Believe in One God...: The Nicene Creed at Mass [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

I Believe [Apostle's Creed]

Why the Creed Doesn't Mention the Eucharist

The Apostles' Creed in Public and Private Worship

More Than Our Father [The Creed]

The Nicene Creed in Greek and Latin

The Creed - latest revisions proposed by ICEL

7 posted on 05/26/2008 6:10:21 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Bookmark.

This should be required memorizing by all Christians.


9 posted on 05/26/2008 6:11:31 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Salvation

Bookmarked. Thanks!


10 posted on 05/26/2008 6:11:49 PM PDT by airborne (LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

That and the Apostles Creed too!

(Thanks for being Ecumenical.)

Hopefully the thread will be so marked shortly. I forget about all this new stuff.


11 posted on 05/26/2008 6:15:10 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: dayglored; Salvation

Mormons agree with most of the creed, but the Trinitarian notion of the nature of God will always separate us in important ways.


12 posted on 05/26/2008 6:17:03 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: Salvation

Nicene, Apostles, and Athanasian Creeds also said
in the Lutheran Church


13 posted on 05/26/2008 6:20:29 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: Salvation
> Why do you think I posted this? LOL! They can come to these two threads and check out the meaning of Catholic.

Oh, oops! ;-)

These pages on Wikipedia are pretty good and have additional historical and Greek/Latin versions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Creed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostles%27_Creed

And the Four Marks of the Church:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One%2C_Holy%2C_Catholic%2C_and_Apostolic_Church

14 posted on 05/26/2008 6:21:14 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Salvation; Ruy Dias de Bivar
As the above poster suggested, all Christians should know the Nicene Creed--Apostles' and Athanasian as well, as far as I'm concerned. In the Evangelical Lutheran Church, we regularly use the first two; not so much with regard to the third.

Thanks for providing the links, Salvation.
15 posted on 05/26/2008 6:28:20 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Das Outsider
As the above poster suggested, all Christians should know the Nicene Creed--Apostles' and Athanasian as well, as far as I'm concerned. In the Evangelical Lutheran Church, we regularly use the first two; not so much with regard to the third.

It will be more of a challenge for ELCA Lutherans to continue using the Athanasian Creed in the years ahead as it was not included in the 2007 book Evangelical Lutheran Worship,thanks in part to the efforts of Michael Burk, newly elected Bishop of the SE Iowa Synod.

16 posted on 05/26/2008 6:35:54 PM PDT by lightman (Waiting for Godot and searching for Avignon)
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To: Das Outsider; dayglored; Ruy Dias de Bivar; airborne

I’m going to post a series I found on the Apostles’ Creed starting tomorrow. Should be interesting. A lot of detail.


17 posted on 05/26/2008 6:38:25 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: lightman
It will be more of a challenge for ELCA Lutherans to continue using the Athanasian Creed in the years ahead as it was not included in the 2007 book Evangelical Lutheran Worship,thanks in part to the efforts of Michael Burk, newly elected Bishop of the SE Iowa Synod.

Interesting. I wasn't referring to ELCA, but now I'm curious as to why the Athanasian Creed is being phased out, as it were.
18 posted on 05/26/2008 6:40:54 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Das Outsider

The rationale for dropping the Athanasian Creed was something along the lines of “why fill two pages with a Creed that most congregations seldom if ever use?”. Most congregations would only use it liturgically on Trinity Sunday. Part of the rationalization was that the Creed would be available for download and on various electronic media.

There are some worship planning gurus who feel that anything printed is too 20th century and that there is no need for a book in the pews...too restricting, I suppose.

Bad praxis, bad theology.


19 posted on 05/26/2008 6:47:08 PM PDT by lightman (Waiting for Godot and searching for Avignon)
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To: Salvation
I’m going to post a series I found on the Apostles’ Creed starting tomorrow. Should be interesting. A lot of detail.

I'll keep an eye out for it.
20 posted on 05/26/2008 6:48:38 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Salvation
I’m going to post a series I found on the Apostles’ Creed starting tomorrow.

Please post it as ecumenic. I'll watch for it.

21 posted on 05/26/2008 6:56:57 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: lightman
Bad praxis, bad theology.

Why use printed hymnals at all? Why not do like so many megachurches and install a Jumbotron? Follow the bouncing ball to Jesus, folks!

Joking aside, I do agree with your sentiments. Churches of varied denominations, while they may mean well, have become more like the world in their quest to remain "relevant," as they understand the term.
22 posted on 05/26/2008 7:00:05 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Salvation

We used the Nicene Creed in the Lutheran Church. I had that memorized, and the Apostles Creed.

We had an entire chanted-sung liturgy that we memorized. I can still do the Pastor’s part, even though I’ve been out of the Lutheran church for over 30 years.


23 posted on 05/26/2008 7:01:43 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: PAR35

**Please post it as ecumenic. I’ll watch for it.**

Ecumenic is the name of a person.

I use the word [Ecumenical] an adjective. So that’s the way I will label it.


24 posted on 05/26/2008 7:02:58 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Ecumenic is the name of a person. I use the word [Ecumenical] an adjective. So that’s the way I will label it.

I do what the mods tell me to. Although I misspelled it on the first couple of threads that I posted under that category.

25 posted on 05/26/2008 7:07:27 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Das Outsider
Churches of varied denominations, while they may mean well, have become more like the world in their quest to remain "relevant," as they understand the term.

And that is precisely where the bad theology enters in: let culture define Christian faith, teaching, worship, and morality. Yes, ours is an incarational faith but the Word became flesh and dwelt among us full of grace and truth which were not compromised by sharing our flesh.

26 posted on 05/26/2008 7:08:41 PM PDT by lightman (Waiting for Godot and searching for Avignon)
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To: Salvation
It is also called the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, after its origin in the first two Church ecumenical Councils in 325 and 381.

Except I notice that the filioque is in this version. "And the Son" was added much later than 381.

27 posted on 05/26/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT by Martin Tell ("It is the right, good old way you are in: keep in it.")
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I could argue both sides in a debate on this subject. I like hymnals, I like singing with four parts, but I see people singing with their face buried in a book that they have been singing all their life, 50yrs and more. If we were some place where there were no books they could sing it just fine. But if the hymnal is there that's where their face is.

We started using a projector for songs at my church, what I like about it is that it gets peoples faces up where you can see them when they sing. It makes more like were all singing together.

28 posted on 05/26/2008 7:28:56 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Salvation

We say or sing the Apostles’ Creed most Sundays at my church. This is not very common for a Baptist Church but not unheard of. My pastor did a series on the Apostles Creed that lasted about three months. When I was a kid we went to base chapel on a navy base. This is where I first heard the Apostles Creed. They never explained it in a service. So when I heard the phrase “the quick and dead” and being about 8 I assumed it had something to do with crossing street.


29 posted on 05/26/2008 7:42:41 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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30 posted on 05/26/2008 7:45:11 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: Salvation
Interesting. I grew up with the Anglican Nicene creed, which I had thought was identical to the Catholic creed. In our version, before "on the third day", there was an additional sentence. It went:

"He was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into Hell. On the third day, he rose again according to the scriptures . . . "

Note the additional sentence. Was that in the Catholic creed once or was that an Anglican addition? If it was in the Catholic creed, why was it deleted? Have the anglicans deleted it too in a burst of modern-happytime-Christianity?

31 posted on 05/26/2008 7:56:13 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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The Apostles’ Creed says, “He descended into hell”

Watch for the Ecumenical Series I will post on the Apostles’ Creed starting tomorrow.


32 posted on 05/26/2008 7:59:03 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: ModelBreaker

That is in the Apostles Creed used in the Catholic Missal.

I have also sen it written as “descended to the dead”.


33 posted on 05/26/2008 8:47:56 PM PDT by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: ChurtleDawg

“I have also sen it written as “descended to the dead”.”

It’s used in our church. I still say “descended to the dead” since it is what I learned.

I’d like to know the why of the change theologically.


34 posted on 05/27/2008 4:35:38 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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This thread was tagged “ecumenic” after Tao Yin’s post. Therefore, your posts are now inappropriate and will be removed.


37 posted on 05/27/2008 6:48:20 AM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: ChurtleDawg

**I have also sen it written as “descended to the dead”.**

I have also seen this. I personally like the descended into ‘hell’ version. In my judgment, it doesn’t color it quite so politically correct. And then that’s ornery me.


38 posted on 05/27/2008 1:51:05 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
I have also seen this. I personally like the descended into ‘hell’ version. In my judgment, it doesn’t color it quite so politically correct. And then that’s ornery me.

For what it's worth, we still use the above version, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I suppose it could cause some doctrinal confusion among those who aren't well discipled in their church body, ergo, ongoing Christian education is a must.
39 posted on 05/27/2008 4:17:06 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: Salvation
Unfortunately the Filioque controversy wasn't very helpful for the Church.
40 posted on 05/27/2008 6:44:43 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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