Author Council of Constantinople
Title Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed
Date 381
Original Language Greek
Incipit Πιστεύομεν
CPG 8599
Source 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. Also available is the Constantinopolitian creed in Greek and English side by side.

[1] Πιστεύομεν εἰς ἕνα θεὸν πατέρα παντοκράτορα, ποιητὴν οὐρανοῦ καὶ γῆς ὁρατῶν τε πάντων καὶ ἀοράτων·

[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, [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 [4] σταυρωθέντα τε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐπὶ Ποντίου Πιλάτου καὶ παθόντα καὶ ταφέντα [5] καὶ ἀναστάντα τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ κατὰ τὰς γραφὰς [6] καὶ ἀνελθόντα εἰς τοὺς οὐρανοὺς καὶ καθεζόμενον ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ πατρὸς [7] καὶ πάλιν ἐρχὸμενον μετὰ δοξης κρῖναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκροὺς, οὗ τῆς βασιλείας οὐκ ἔσται τέλος.

[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 ἐκ λαλῆσαν διὰ τῶν προφητῶν· [9] εἰς μίαν ἁγίαν καθολικὴν καὶ ἀποστολικὴν ἐκκλησίαν· [10] ὁμολογοῦμεν ἓν βάπτισμα εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν· [11] προσδοκῶμεν ἀνάστασιν νεκρῶν [12] καὶ ζωὴν τοῦ μέλλοντος αἰῶνος. ἀμήν.

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