This is the statement of belief of the Catholic and Orthodox Church of the whole inhabited world (oikumene). It was adopted at the first Ecumenical Council (Nicea, A.D. 325) and expanded and ratified at the second Ecumenical Council (Constantinople, A.D. 381). The Creed is reprinted here in its Sarum Rite liturgical form as it is used in the Book of Common Prayer, including the phrase “and the Son” (Latin “filioque”), which was added in the West in the eighth or ninth century, but which is not part of the Creed as it is known in the Eastern Church
The Creed commonly called the Nicene
WE BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God; Begotten of his Father before all worlds, 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: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man: And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried: And the third day lie rose again according to the Scriptures: And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father: And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; Whose kingdom, shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the Prophets: And I believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church: I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins: And I look for the Resurrection of the dead: And the Life of the world to come. Amen.