B009 Observing the 1700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea 325 CE

Final Status: Concurred as Amended

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church, together with all Churches that uphold the historic faith, affirm as part of our worship the doctrine agreed on by the First Council of Nicaea in 325, holding that the Son, as articulated in the Creed published by that council, is

one Lord, Jesus Christ, 
the Son of God, 
begotten from the Father, only-begotten,
that is, from the substance of the Father, 
God from God, 
light from light, 
true God from true God, 
begotten not made, 
of one substance with the Father, 
through Whom all things came into being

And be it further

Resolved, That the Nicene Creed, as ratified by the Council of Constantinople in 381 CE, identified in the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral as “the sufficient statement of the Christian Faith,” continue to guide the work of The Episcopal Church in its ecumenical conversations and dialogues; and be it further 

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention commend to the whole Church the 1,700th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea in 2025 and encourage dioceses and congregations to find suitable ways to mark this historic anniversary; and be it further

Resolved, That this General Convention call on the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations to ensure the participation of the Episcopal Church in national and international commemorations of the anniversary of the Council.