The Constantinopolitan Creed of AD 381

My translation from the Greek of RPC Hanson, The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God, p. 877:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen;

and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of god, begotten of the Father before all ages, light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, through whom all things came to be;

who, on account of us men and our salvation, came down from heaven and became flesh from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man; and he was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate and suffered and was buried and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures and ascended to the heavens and is seated on the right hand of the Father and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose kingdom there shall be no end;

and in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the life-giver, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets;

in one holy, catholic, and apostolic church; we confess one baptism for the remission of sins; we await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come.  Amen.

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7 thoughts on “The Constantinopolitan Creed of AD 381

  1. […] who, on account of us men and our salvation, came down from heaven and became flesh from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man; and he was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate and suffered and was buried and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures and ascended to the heavens and is seated on the right hand of the Father and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose kingdom there shall be no end; (Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed) […]

  2. […] the world, there is none — besides the Bible — more popular than the Nicene Creed. A version of it (not this, a Latin translation of the original) was introduced into the liturgy by Emperor Justin […]

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