Nicene Creed (NEW)

We believe in God,
the creative force that sustains and
nurtures humanity in ways
beyond our understanding.

We believe that Jesus of Nazareth
embodied the power of this force;
extraordinarily able to grasp its meaning,
he revealed this face of reality to us
in his life and teaching.

Because he was human, like us,
through grace and mercy
he offers us access
to this incomprehensible power.

There are forces in our lives
that assault humanity,
that bring suffering, degradation
and death.
Because of the strength of such forces,
Jesus was rejected and killed.
But death did not silence his voice.

Evil will not eradicate the good that
he showed us, a good that
lives in us and through us.

The power of this creative force
is at work in our lives today.
Our forefathers and mothers
gave witness to this source of life and
goodness in their words and deeds.
We, as members of this community
of faith, will likewise give witness
in our words and deeds.

Secure in our faith, we will fear no evil.
When we falter, goodness and mercy
will rescue us.
Beyond our lives, grace will abound.

Amen.

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Traditional
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 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. With the
Father and the Son he is worshiped
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.

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