Author Council of Constantinople
Title Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed
Date 381
Language Greek
Incipit Πιστεύομεν
CPG 8599
Modern edition used Bibliothek der Symbole und Glaubensregeln der Alten Kirche (p.162) by A. Hahn. Breslau, 1897; Greek text also available in E. Schwartz, ACO II 1.2 (1935)
Note This creed, drawn up at the Council of Constantinople in 381, is often referred to as the “Nicene Creed” and recited in churches. However the creed drawn up at the Council of Nicaea in 325 is significantly different than this creed. This website also has pages with the Creed of Nicaea, 325 in Greek and English.  The creed of the Council of Constantinople in Greek and English, and a comparison of both creeds written in both Greek and English.
[1] Πιστεύομεν εἰς ἕνα θεὸν πατέρα παντοκράτορα, ποιητὴν οὐρανοῦ καὶ γῆς ὁρατῶν τε πάντων καὶ ἀοράτων· We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
[2] καὶ εἰς ἕνα κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν 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, ὁμούσιον τῷ πατρί, δι᾽ οὗ τὰ πάντα ἐγένετο, And [we believe] in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made.
[3] τὸν δι᾽ ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτερίαν κατελθόντα ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σαρκωθέντα ἐκ πνεύματος ἁγίου καὶ Μαρίας τῆς παρθένου καὶ ἐνανθρωπήσοντα For us, humans, and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human.
[4] σταυρωθέντα τε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐπὶ Ποντίου Πιλάτου καὶ παθόντα καὶ ταφέντα For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried.
[5] καὶ ἀναστάντα τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ κατὰ τὰς γραφὰς He rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
[6] καὶ ἀνελθόντα εἰς τοὺς οὐρανοὺς καὶ καθεζόμενον ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ πατρὸς He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
[7] καὶ πάλιν ἐρχὸμενον μετὰ δοξης κρῖναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκροὺς, οὗ τῆς βασιλείας οὐκ ἔσται τέλος. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
[8] καὶ εἰς τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, τὸ κύριον καὶ ζωοποιόν, τὸ ἐκ τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκπορευόμενον, τὸ σὺν πατρὶ καὶ υἱῷ συμπροσκυνούμενον καὶ συνδοξαζόμενον, τὸ λαλῆσαν διὰ τῶν προφητῶν· And [we believe] in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
[9] εἰς μίαν ἁγίαν καθολικὴν καὶ ἀποστολικὴν ἐκκλησίαν· [We believe] in one holy universal and apostolic Church.
[10] ὁμολογοῦμεν ἓν βάπτισμα εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν· We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
[11] προσδοκῶμεν ἀνάστασιν νεκρῶν [12] καὶ ζωὴν τοῦ μέλλοντος αἰῶνος. ἀμήν. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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