from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Christianity A formal statement of doctrine of the Christian faith adopted at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325 to defend orthodoxy from Arianism and expanded in later councils.
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- proper n. The first official creed of the early Christian church, stating the basic tenets of the Christian faith, including the nature of the Holy Trinity
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- adj. a summary of Christian faith, composed and adopted by the Council of Nice, against Arianism, a. d. 325, altered and confirmed by the Council of Constantinople, a. d. 381, and by subsequent councils.
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- n. (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded
“We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen… ” The service picks up again as the faithful stand to recite the Nicene Creed, which is followed by the Prayers of the People.
My point is that the Nicene Creed is the cornerstone of "noun faith."
But to meet in these circumstances and to meet with the recollection of how this Club began and of what it commemorates is of course to be reminded that there remains one absolutely unshakeable fact on which we all rest our Christian allegiance: that fact to which the Nicene Creed is a witness and a hymn of praise.
The Nicene Creed is the result of prolonged intense disciplined effort by ancient scholars who had enviable attention spans my modern standards.
The Nicene Creed is a defense of the core teachings of Christianity, reaffirmed at each Sunday Mass.
Council accepted the arguments of Athanasius, condemned Arius as a heretic, and framed the Nicene Creed, which is still the accepted summary of Christian doctrine.
This creed is called the Apostles 'because it came down to us from the Apostles, and also to distinguish it from longer creeds in use in the Church, such as the Nicene Creed, which is said in the Mass; the
The Nicene Creed is the only one in use in the Eastern Churches, whether Orthodox,
Ancient Greek philosophy called this decree, this meaning of life, the Logos, and the Nicene Creed is a confession of faith in that philosophy.
The Nicene Creed was the confession of Faith of the