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Date 341
Council Antioch
CPG 8556
Greek Text Hahn, Bibliothek der Symbole und Glaubensregeln der Alten Kirche (Breslau: E. Morgenstern, 1897), 183-4.
Ancient Source Athanasius, De Synodis, 22; Socrates, HE 2.10.4-9

We have not been followers of Arius, – how could Bishops, such as we, follow a Presbyter? – nor did we receive any other faith beside that which has been handed down from the beginning. But, after taking on ourselves to examine and to verify his faith, we admitted him rather than followed him; as you will understand from our present avowals.

For we have been taught from the first, to believe in one God, the God of the universe, the framer and preserver of all things both intellectual and sensible.

And in one Son of God, only-begotten, who existed before all ages, and was with the Father who had begotten Him, by whom all things were made, both visible and invisible, who in the last days according to the good pleasure of the Father came down; and has taken flesh of the virgin, and jointly fulfilled all His father’s will, and suffered and rose again, and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead, and remains King and God for all ages.

And we believe also in the Holy Ghost; and if it be necessary to add, we believe in the resurrection of the flesh and the life everlasting.

Translation from Athanasius, De Synodis 22 (NPNF2 vol. 4, p. 461)

Adapted by SMT

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