S: The Nicene Creed
BC: Stephanie Chris 9 Blue
FC: The Nicene Creed Assignment | Stephanie Chris
1: Preface Explaining the Historical Origins of the Creed and its Importance to the Christian Community | This picture book relates the Nicene Creed in an easy, understandable way for children in years 2 and 3. The Nicene Creed is a commonly accepted statement and profession of faith that outlines key beliefs of followers in the Catholic Faith. They were originally defined by the first Ecumenical Council of the Church held in the city of Nicaea, in modern Turkey, between May and August 325AD. They came together 325 years after Jesus died because in the build up there was a long of confusion about whether Jesus was purely human or purely divine or even both and whether he was equal with God. It was later decided he was truly equal with God and to disagree was a heresy. Then, in 381AD, it was adopted as the true expression of faith at the second Council of Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Today, we state the creed a church each Sunday and for Catholic it is the most important expression of our faith as it highlights monotheism, the almighty God, the incarnation of Jesus, depicts the paschal mystery, the Holy Spirit and acknowledges our faith in the church.
2: The Nicene Creed | I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made. For us men and our salvation, he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
3: 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. I 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 adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
4: The Nicene Creed for Kids | I believe in one God,
5: the Father that created everyone and everything, he created everything you can see, and even the things you cannot see.
6: I believe in God's son, Jesus Christ,
7: the Only Son that was born from God, he was created not made. He is an everlasting spirit who is not a human being like you and me.
8: Jesus came down from heaven to save us. God chose Mary to be Jesus’ mother,
9: the angels then came to Mary and told her that she was having a baby and was to call him Jesus.
10: Jesus was killed and buried and after 3 days he came back to life.
11: Then, Jesus rose up to heaven to be with God. One day he will come to see us again.
12: I believe in the Holy Spirit,
13: we cannot see the Holy Spirit but it is always there. The Holy Spirit is our friend who guides us with understanding, wisdom and knowledge.
14: I believe in one holy Church.
15: I believe that after death, that there is a life with God in heaven. Amen.