by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich of Thrice-Blessed Memory
Translated by Rt. Rev. Todor Mika, S.T.M., and Rev. Stevan Scott, Ph.D.
Volume II of A Treasury of Serbian Orthodox Spirituality
“‘I believe’—this is the key to understanding the Creed: belief, faith, vera. Bishop Nikolai, with his keen spiritual insight, was able to perceive this; and this is why his meditations on the Creed, The Faith of the Chosen People, are so precious. They elicit fervent faith in the hearts of believers. They pour pure faith into the thirsty souls of believers. They illuminate the seeking minds of believers with the radiant rays of true faith. This is no cold, didactic exposition of stark theological realities. This is a heart-warming and moving story about a father’s love for his children, about God’s love for mankind, a love which surpasses all understanding.”
I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD...
...THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, AND OF EVERYTHING VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE.
...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 WORSHIPPED 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.
Item Number: BKNG102
Publication Data: Grayslake, IL: The Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of New Gracanica, 1999
Number of Pages: iv + 99
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.9 cm × 15.4 cm × 1.8 cm