The Synod at Nice set forth this Creed.
The Ecthesis of the Synod at Nice.
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of all things
visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of
God, the only-begotten of his Father, of the substance of the
Father, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten,
not made, being of one substance with the Father. By whom all
things were made, both which be in heaven and in earth. Who for
us men and for our salvation came down [from heaven] and was incarnate
and was made man. He suffered and the third day he rose again,
and ascended into heaven. And he shall come again to judge both
the quick and the dead. And [we believe] in the Holy Ghost. And
whosoever shall say that there was a time when the Son of God
was not, or that before he was begotten he was not, or that he
was made of things that were not, or that he is of a different
substance or essence [from the Father] or that he is a creature,
or subject to change or conversion--all that so say, the Catholic
and Apostolic Church anathematizes them.
From The Seven Ecumenical Councils, ed. H. Percival, in
the Library of Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, 2nd series
(New York: Charles Scribners, 1990), Vol XIV, 3
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