The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,

            the Father, the Almighty,

            maker of heaven and earth,

            of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

            the only Son of God,

            eternally begotten of the Father,

            God from God, Light from Light,

            true God from true God,

            begotten, not made,

            of one Being with the Father;

            through him all things were made.

            For us and for our salvation

            he came down from heaven,

            was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary

            and became truly human.

            For our sake he was crucified under

                 Pontius Pilate;

            he suffered death and was buried.

            On the third day he rose again

            in accordance with the scriptures;

            he ascended into heaven

            and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

            He will come again in glory

                 to judge the living and the dead,

            and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,

                 the giver of life,

            who proceeds from the Father and the Son,*

            who with the Father and the Son is worshiped

                 and glorified,

            who has spoken through the prophets.

            We believe in one holy catholic and

                 apostolic church.

            We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

            We look for the resurrection of the dead,

            and the life of the world to come. Amen.

(Translation as printed in Evangelical Lutheran Worship)