What do I Belive?

Below is the text of the Nicene Creed, our symbol of faith. It the most direct and plain statement about what we believe as Orthodox Christians. If you have questions about its content or doubts, feel free to email tocmed@hotmail.com for answers, or post them in the comment section below. OCA Media Coordinator and Managing Editor of The Orthodox Church, Father John Matusiak will respond personally to your questions.

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; 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 of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.

In one Holy, Catholic, 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 world to come. Amen.

2 Responses to What do I Belive?

  1. Nancy Hannan says:

    Fr. John,

    Do you have a good source for Orthodox Christians to read about the veracity of wonderworking icons and such miracles. I recall reading about scientific tests being done on certain miraculous events, but can’t seem to find them on the internet. Is it the Orthodox custom to try to test these phenomena before promoting them as true events? Any information on this topic that you can supply would be greatly appreciated.

    In Christ,
    Nancy Hannan

    • ocawonder says:

      Dear Nancy,

      Try emailing Fr. John directly (info@oca.org). He is quick to respond to email and might not see this post on this old blog entry.

      In Christ,
      Andrew Boyd
      Managing Editor

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