What We Believe

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth:

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
      born of the Virgin Mary,
      suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to the dead.
      On the third day he rose again;
      He ascended to heaven,
      is seated at the right hand of the Father,
      and will come again to judge
      the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic* church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.


We believe in one God,
      the Father, the Almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth,
      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;
      of one being with the Father.
      Through him all things were made.
      For us and for our salvation
           he came down from heaven:
           by the power of the Holy Spirit
           he became incarnate from
           the Virgin Mary,
           and was made man.
           For our sake he was crucified for us
           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 never 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.