Quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

195 - The Niceno-Constantinopolitan or Nicene Creed draws its great authority from the fact that it stems from the first two ecumenical Councils (in 325 and 381). It remains common to all the great Churches of both East and West to this day.

196 - Our presentation of the faith will follow the Apostles' Creed, which constitutes, as it were, "the oldest Roman catechism". the presentation will be completed however by constant references to the Nicene Creed, which is often more explicit and more detailed.

197 - As on the day of our Baptism, when our whole life was entrusted to the "standard of teaching",14 let us embrace the Creed of our life-giving faith. To say the Credo with faith is to enter into communion with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and also with the whole Church which transmits the faith to us and in whose midst we believe:

This Creed is the spiritual seal, our heart's meditation and an ever-present guardian; it is, unquestionably, the treasure of our soul.
 

Lesson 3 - The Nicene Creed

Praise the Lord brothers and sisters and hello again.  I am honored once again to be your written narrator for this class - the Nicene Creed.  If you are Catholic, it is something you profess during Mass.  Now l hope you will hear you faith described to you today like you've never heard it before.  Please see the quotes from the catechism on the left of this page to give you some background.

Again, if you should have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. 

 

Prayer - Lord Jesus, help us today to better understand out faith.  Give us wisdom and patience to learn more about our faith in Jesus name - Amen.

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, one in being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us men and our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary , and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of 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. With the Father and the Son, He is worshiped and glorified. He 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.

John 14: 6-9 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said to him, "Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

Now please watch the videos below one at a time.  This is our faith and what we profess.

 

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Click here for - The Nicene Creed Video Part 1

 

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Click here for - The Nicene Creed Video Part 2


Answer the following questions for yourself:

How many God's do you believe in?  This is not a trick question or a silly question.  We all do what we believe.  How many God's do I serve?  This is an opportunity to examine myself.

Who gives life?

Who are the apostles?

If you can answer these questions, you are ready to go onto the next lesson.