The Nicene Creed is often confused with the Apostles’ Creed. Below are both versions for study and comparison.
The original Nicene Creed was adopted in 325 at the First Council of Nicaea. The original creed was reaffirmed by the Council of Ephesus (the Third Ecumenical Council).
The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten,
not made, one in being with the Father. Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven;
By the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
He suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day and ascended into heaven.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
he descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.