St. Nikolai of Zica:

 

The Faith of Chosen People

( Vera obrazovanih ljudi )

 

Translated by: Fr. Theodor Mika and Fr. Stevan Scott

 

I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD...

 

THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, AND OF EVERYTHING VISIBLE AND INVlSIBLE.

 

... AND IN ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER BEFORE ALL AGES.

 

... LIGHT OF LIGHT, TRUE GOD OF TRUE GOD, BEGOTTEN, NOT MADE, OF ONE ESSENCE WITH THE FATHER, THROUGH WHOM ALL THINGS WERE MADE.

 

WHO FOR US MEN AND FOR OUR SALVATION CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, AND WAS INCARNATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND OF THE VIRGIN MARY, AND BECAME MAN.

 

CRUCIFIED FOR US UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, HE SUFFERED AND WAS BURIED...

 

... AND RESURRECTED ON THE THIRD DAY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCRIPTURES...

 

... AND (HE) ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, AND SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER:

 

 

AND HE WILL RETURN IN GLORY TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, WHOSE KINGDOM WILL HAVE NO END.

 

AND IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE LORD, THE GIVER OF LIFE, WHO PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER; WHO TOGETHER WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON IS WORSHlPPED AND GLORIFIED; WHO SPOKE THROUGH THE PROPHETS.

 

IN ONE, HOLY, UNIVERSAL, AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH.

 

... I ACKNOWLEDGE ONE BAPTISM FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS.

 

I AWAIT THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.

 

...  AND THE LIFE OF THE AGE TO COME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Gracanica Metropolitanate