Nicene Creed
Nicene Ni"cene, a. [L. Nicaenus, fr. Nicaea Nice, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, or to the ecumenical council held there a. d. 325. [1913 Webster]

{Nicene Creed}, 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nicene Creed — • The profession of the Christian Faith common to the Catholic Church, to all the Eastern Churches separated from Rome, and to most of the Protestant denominations. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nicene Creed     The Nicene …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Nicene creed — Creed Creed (kr[=e]d), n. [OE. credo, crede, AS. creda, fr. L. credo I believe, at the beginning of the Apostles creed, fr. credere to believe; akin to OIr. cretim I believe, and Skr. [,c]raddadh[=a]mi; [,c]rat trust + dh[=a] to put. See {Do}, v …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nicene Creed — n. a confession of faith of Christians traditionally attributed to the first Nicene Council and accepted, with some differences in wording, by both the Eastern Church and the Western Church …   English World dictionary

  • Nicene Creed — Icon depicting Emperor Constantine (center) and the Fathers of the First Council of Nicaea of 325 as holding the Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creed of 381 The Nicene Creed (Latin: Symbolum Nicaenum) is the creed or profession of faith (Greek:… …   Wikipedia

  • Nicene Creed — 1. a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council. 2. a later creed of closely similar form (Niceno Constantinopolitan Creed or Constantinopolitan Creed) referred, perhaps erroneously, to the… …   Universalium

  • Nicene Creed —  ; Nicene Constantinopolitan Creed    This term refers to the summary statement of Christian belief that was originally formulated at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and later amplified at the First Council of Constantinople in 381. This creed …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Nicene Creed — noun Date: circa 1569 a Christian creed expanded from a creed issued by the first Nicene Council, beginning “I believe in one God,” and used in liturgical worship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nicene Creed —    The name commonly given to the longer of the two Creeds set forth in the Prayer Book, from its being settled at the Council of Nicea (which see Nicea, Council of). It was introduced into the Liturgy, A.D. 471. The rubric directs that it be… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nicene Creed — Ni′cene Creed′ n. 1) rel a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council 2) rel a later creed of similar form accepted generally throughout Christendom • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Nicene Creed — /naɪsin ˈkrid/ (say nuyseen kreed) noun 1. a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council. 2. a later creed of closely similar form authorised by the Council of Constantinople (AD 381), received… …   Australian English dictionary

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