Nicene Creed

Nicene Creed


Definition of NICENE CREED

:  a Christian creed expanded from a creed issued by the first Nicene Council, beginning I believe in one God, and used in liturgical worship

First Known Use of NICENE CREED

circa 1569

Nicene Creed

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Ecumenical Christian statement of faith accepted by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and major Protestant churches. Originally written in Greek, it was long thought to have been drafted at the Council of Nicaea (325), but is now believed to have been issued by the Council of Constantinople (381), based on a baptismal creed already in existence.


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