Anglicans, along with Catholic, Orthodox, and the majority of Protestant Christians, affirm and believe all that is contained within the Nicene Creed as a standard of Christian orthodoxy.
This Creed (from the Latin credo, meaning 'I believe') is named after the Church Council it originated from - the Council of Nicea. This was a gathering of 318 bishops (church leaders) from across the known world in the year 325AD, who met to discuss a false teaching called Arianism, which essentially taught that Jesus was a created being separate from God. The Nicene Creed served as the bishops' official statement regarding the true Christian viewpoint of who Jesus is as we read in the Bible.
Anglicans recite the Nicene Creed together every Sunday during our worship service.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again 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. We 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 worshiped and glorified, who 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.
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