Archeparchy of Winnipeg

The Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed

We also affirm our Faith by reciting the Nicene Creed, which was first formulated at the first Ecumenical Council in Nicaea in 325 AD, and refined at the First Ecumenical Council of Constantinople in 381 AD, which is a more detailed profession of what we exactly believe as baptized Christians.  It is as follows:

I Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things seen and unseen.  I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father.  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 for 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.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father.  With the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified.  He has spoken through the prophets.  I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.  I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Bірую в єдиного Бога Отця,
Вседержителя, Творця неба і землі, і
всього видимого і невидимого.

Iв єдиного Господа Ісуса Христа, Сина
Божого, єдинородного, від Отця
народженого перед усіма віками. Світло від
світла, Бога істинного від Бога істинного,
родженого, несотвореного, єдиносущного з
Отцем, що через Нього все сталося. Він задля
нас людей і нашого ради спасіння зійшов із
небес, і воплотився з Духа Святого і Марії
Діви, і став чоловіком. І був розп’ятий за нас
за Понтія Пилата, і страждав, і був
похований. І воскрес у третій день, згідно з
Писанням. І вознісся на небо, і сидить
праворуч Отця. І вдруге прийде зі славою
судити живих і мертвих, а Його царству не
буде кінця.

Iв Духа Святого, Господа животворного,
що від Отця ісходить, що з Отцем і Сином
рівнопоклоняємий і рівнославимий, що
говорив через пророків.

Bєдину, святу, соборну й апостольську

Iсповідую одне хрещення на відпущення

Oчікую воскресіння мертвих і життя
майбутнього віку. Амінь.

The Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed, which was handed down to us over 1700 years ago, is the ultimate summation of what we Ukrainian Catholics (and indeed all of our Catholic and Orthodox brothers and sisters) believe.  It is biblical for it is rooted in what Sacred Scripture teaches us and it was formed by several hundred years of ancient tradition, whereby Christians in the ancient days of early Christianity (the first 300 years of Christianity since the Christ walked the earth) sought to fully express their beliefs in a form that was simple, easy to understand, and yet best expressed the true nature of what they believed.  This is the best expression of what we believe as Ukrainian Catholics.

“Believe for Life – The Creed” Brochure

Click to download “The Creed” Brochure in English PDF

Click to download “The Creed” Brochure in Ukrainian PDF


 “Believe for Life – The Creed” DVD

Click to watch “The Creed” Video in English on YouTube

Click to watch “The Creed” Video in Ukrainian on YouTube


Songs from the “Believe for Life – The Creed” DVD

The Believe for Life — The Creed video featured students singing an original song “I Believe” with words and music composed by Mrs. Jaroslava Lonchyna.

Watch song in English (click here)

Watch song in Ukrainian (click here)

Click to download the lyrics to the “I Believe” songs in English and Ukrainian. (click here)

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