The Nicene Creed

I believe in GOD, the FATHER Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible, and in one LORD JESUS CHRIST, the only-begotten SON of GOD.

He is born of the FATHER before all ages. GOD of GOD, Light of Light, true GOD of true GOD; begotten, not made, of one Being with the FATHER. By Him all things were made. For us men and for the sake of our salvation, He came down from Heaven.

HE was made flesh by the HOLY GHOST of MARY, the Virgin, and was made man!

He was even crucified for us; under Pontius Pilate He suffered death and was buried. He descended into hell, the third day He rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Almighty FATHER. He shall come again in glory, to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end.

I believe in the HOLY GHOST, the LORD and Giver of life. He is ADORED and glorified like the FATHER and the SON! He works from everlasting like a flood of fire from the FATHER to the SON. Always creating SPIRIT of GOD from the Everliving One to us mortals. He has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, apostolic Church, founded by JESUS CHRIST, with the seven holy Sacraments instituted by HIM, the communion of saints, the resurrection of the flesh, and the life of the world to come.  Amen!

Holy TRINITY

The seven holy Sacraments

Among the most distinctive features of the apostolic tradition is the sacramental cult. Combined with outer signs these sacraments (JESUS’ legacies) have a supernatural effect furthering the salvation of souls.

Baptism
blots out original sin as well as all committed sins. It puts the soul of the person to be baptized in the paradisiacal situation and incorporates him into the Church of CHRIST. Baptism is the condition for receiving all other Sacraments.
Matt. 28,19: „Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.“

Confirmation,
also called the Baptism of fire, completes the Sacrament of Bap­tism and calls man to be a fighter of GOD. With it the confirmand receives in an extraordinary way the HOLY GHOST.
Acts 8,17: „Then they laid their hands upon them, and they re­cei­ved the Holy Ghost.“

Sevenfold Fountain of Grace

Confession
brings about GOD’s forgiveness if the confessant repents, con­fesses and makes a serious resolution no more to sin. It offers the possibility of making a fresh start with GOD at all times.
John 20,23: „Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.“

Extreme Unction
blots out the sins, cleanses all five senses and can contribute to the recovery of the sick person. It comforts and strengthens the dying person.
James 5,14: „Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.“

The Sacrament of Matrimony
is a holy bond between the spouses and GOD. It leads to a priesthood within the family. Matth. 19,5f: „For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.“

The Sacrament of Holy Orders,
grants a share in the priestly power of JESUS CHRIST by the laying on of hands and anointing with Holy Oil. Only a validly con­secrated bishop, whose line of succession can be traced back to the apostles, can confer these orders.
1 Tim. 4,14: „Neglect not the grace that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the priest­hood.“

The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar
is the highest mystery of all Sacraments. In it, the absolute love of JESUS CHRIST culminates because bread and wine really be­come Body and Blood of the SON of GOD. The Eucharist is food for the soul and unites in a supernatural way with GOD.
John 6,54ff: „Verily, verily, I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. Whoso eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood, abides in me and I in him.“

Each of these Sacraments is to be compared to a tree of para­dise, in which delicious fruits are ripening, which GOD offers to men.

The 10 Commandments

I am the LORD your GOD!

1. You shall have no other gods before me.

2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your GOD in vain.

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’s Day.

4. Honour your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your GOD will give you.

5. You shall not murder.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

9. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife.

10. You shall not covet your neighbour’s goods.

Our FATHER,
who are in Heaven!
Hallowed be Your Name!
Your kingdom come!
Your will be done on earth
as it is in Heaven!

Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debts,
as also we forgive our debtors.
And in temptation let us not fall,
but deliver us from evil!

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory
from eternity to eternity. Amen!