The Faith-N-Worship section is still under development. But the best statement of our faith in God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - is summarized in the Symbol of Faith which we commonly call the Creed. The first part of the Creed was written during the First Ecumenical Council held in Nicea, Asia Minor, in A.D. 325. The second part of the Creed (beginning with "I believe in the Holy Spirit....") was written during the Second Ecumenical Council held in Constantinople in A.D. 381. This English text is that used in the Byzantine Catholic Churches in North America. The Creed is proclaimed during every Divine Liturgy.
The Professon of Faith
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, the only-begotten, born of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not made, of one substance with the Father, through whom all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and Mary the Virgin, and became man. He was also crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried; and He rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures; and He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He will come again with glory, to judge the living and the dead, and of His kingdom there will be no end;
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets. In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church I profess one baptism for the remission of sins. I expect the resurrection of the dead; and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Faith of a Centurion - Matthew 8:5-10
When [Jesus] entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly." And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." But the centurion replied, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. (RSV)
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