The Church is not a new institution; it is literally thousands of years old.
Presidents, Kings, and even nations have risen and fallen, but the Church has been constant. Yes, the music has changed, the building may have evolved, and methods and practices of worship have come in and out of fashion, but the beliefs of Orthodox Christianity have not even wavered. Why? Because truth is truth, regardless of the surrounding culture.
This is one of the amazing things about joining a local community of faith. When you bind yourself to a local church, you are connecting yourself with generations of faith, history, and legacy. It is for this reason, we must not deny our rich heritage, but embrace the teaching’s that mark us as the unique Body of Christ. The following are some of the Confessions and Creeds of the Church that still shape and define us today. Please take some time and familiarize yourrself with them…your life and walk will be richer for it.
We are your Church.
We are your Parent’s Church.
We are your Grandparent’s Church.
We are THE Church.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of Heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God.
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from Heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with 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.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the son].
With the Father and the Son
he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
we believe in one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.