Feast of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea
WE BELIEVE in one God, Father Almighty Maker of all things, seen and unseen; and in one Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God, begotten as only begotten of the Father, that is of the being of the Father, God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not made, consubstantial (homoousion) with the Father, through whom all things came into existence, both things in heaven and things on earth; who for us men and for our salvation came down and was incarnate and became man, suffered and rose again the third day, ascended into heaven, and is coming to judge the living and the dead.
And in the Holy Spirit.
But those who say “there was a time when he did not exist”, and “before being begotten he did not exist”, and that he came into being from non-existence, or who allege that the Son of God is from another hypostasis (person) or ousia (being, substance, essence), or is alterable or changeable, these the Catholic and Apostolic Church condemns.
~The Creed of the Council of Nicaea in 318 A.D.
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