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THE SYMBOL OF FAITH

CONSTANTINOPLE, 381 A.D.

 

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  believe in One God, the Father, Almighty, maker 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, very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried.

And the third day Ηe was resurrected according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the Right of the Father.

And Ηe shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead. Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And [I believe] in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver-of-Life, who proceedeth from the Father; who is together with the Father and the Son worshipped and glorified; who spake by the prophets.

And [I believe] in One, Holy, Ecumenical and Apostolic Church.

I acknowledge One Baptism for the remission of sins.

I look for the Resurrection of the dead and the Life of the age to come. Amen.

τὸ σύμβολον τῆς πίστεως

Πιστεύω εἰς ἕνα Θεόν, Πατέρα, Παντοκράτορα, ποιητὴν οὐρανοῦ καὶ γῆς, ὁρατῶν τε πάντων καὶ ἀοράτων.

Καὶ εἰς ἕνα Κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ τὸν μονογενῆ, τὸν ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντα πρὸ πάντων τῶν αἰώνων· Φῶς ἐκ Φωτός, Θεὸν ἀληθινὸν ἐκ Θεοῦ ἀληθινοῦ, γεννηθέντα οὐ ποιηθέντα, ὁμοούσιον τῷ Πατρί, δι' οὗ τὰ πάντα ἐγένετο.

Τὸν δι' ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν κατελθόντα ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σαρκωθέντα ἐκ Πνεύματος Ἁγίου καὶ Μαρίας τῆς Παρθένου καὶ ἐνανθρωπήσαντα. Σταυρωθέντα τε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐπὶ Ποντίου Πιλάτου, καὶ παθόντα καὶ ταφέντα.

Καὶ ἀναστάντα τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρα κατὰ τὰς Γραφάς. Καὶ ἀνελθόντα εἰς τοὺς οὐρανοὺς καὶ καθεζόμενον ἐκ δεξιῶν τοῦ Πατρός.

Καὶ πάλιν ἐρχόμενον μετὰ δόξης κρῖναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκρούς, οὗ τῆς βασιλείας οὐκ ἔσται τέλος.

Καὶ εἰς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον, τὸ κύριον, τὸ ζωοποιόν, τὸ ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς ἐκπορευόμενον, τὸ σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ συμπροσκυνούμενον καὶ συνδοξαζόμενον, τὸ λαλῆσαν διὰ τῶν προφητῶν.

Εἰς Μίαν, Ἁγίαν, Καθολικὴν καὶ Ἀποστολικὴν Ἐκκλησίαν.

Ὁμολογῶ ἓν Βάπτισμα εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν.

Προσδοκῶ νάστασιν νεκρῶν, καὶ Ζωὴν τοῦ μέλλοντος αἰῶνος. Ἀμήν.

Cf. The Home Page of The Ecumenical Councils

John Meyendorff, On the question of the Filioque  *  Jean-Claude Larchet, La question du Filioque  *  John Romanides, Il Filioque  *  K. Ware, Faith and Worship  |||  Greek Orthodoxy - From Apostolic Times to the Present Day  |||  The Ecumenical Synods - OnLine Resources



Not to every one, my friends, does it belong to philosophize about God; not to every one; the Subject is not so cheap and low; and I will add, not before every audience, nor at all times, nor on all points; but on certain occasions, and before certain persons, and within certain limits. - Gregory of Constantinople the Theologian


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