What We Believe

What we believe:

The basis of what Orthodox Christians believe is summed up in the Nicene Creed. It was established at the First Ecumenical Council in Nicea in 325 AD, and is the basic statement of faith of the Orthodox Church, which has preserved and confessed it unchanged since the Fourth Century.

The Nicene Creed:

I believe in one God, Father Almighty, 
Creator of heaven and earth 
and of all things visible and invisible. 
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, 
the only-begotten Son of God, 
begotten of the Father before all ages. 

Light of Light, true God of true God, 
begotten not created, 
of one essence with the Father 
through Whom all things were made. 

Who for us men and for our salvation 
came down from heaven 
and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit 
and the Virgin Mary and became man. 

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate. 
He suffered and was buried. 
And He rose on the third day, 
according to the Scriptures. 

He ascended into heaven 
and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 
And He will come again with glory 
to judge the living and dead. 
His kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, 
the Creator of life, Who proceeds from the Father, 
Who together with the Father and the Son 
is worshipped and glorified, 
Who spoke through the prophets. 

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. 
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. 
I look for the resurrection of the dead 
and the life of the age to come. Amen.