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Nicene Creed Statement of Christian faith named after the First Council of Nicaea (ad 325). Its exact origin is uncertain. The Nicene Creed defends the orthodox Christian doctrine of the Trinity against the Arian heresy. It is subscribed to by all Christian Churches and is used in the celebrations of the Eucharist. See also Apostles' Creed; Athanasian Creed

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Nicene Creed

Nicene Creed. A Christian statement of faith used in both E. and W.

Although it contains the homoousion, the creed does not originate from the council of Nicaea, nor probably from the later council of Constantinople (381) as traditionally held. It was, however, current as part of the eucharist by the 5th cent. All liturgical churches now use it.

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Nicene Creed a formal statement of Christian belief which is very widely used in Christian liturgies, based on that adopted at the first Council of Nicaea in 325.

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Nicene Creed: see creed.

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