Nicene


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Nicene

(ˈnaɪsiːn) or

Nicaean

adj
(Placename) of or relating to Nicaea, an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, or its inhabitants

Ni•cene

(naɪˈsin, ˈnaɪ sin)

also Nicaean



adj.
of or pertaining to Nicaea.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin Nīcēnus, Nīcaenus]
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Adj.1.Nicene - of or relating to the ancient city of Nicaea in Asia Minor
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Named after Athanasius, a fourth century Egyptian bishop and theologian, the Athanasian Creed is one of the three ecumenical creeds universally accepted by the Christian Church along with the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.
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Summarizing this remarkable period, Newman wrote, "The Nicene dogma was maintained during the greater part of the fourth century not by the unswerving firmness of the Holy See or councils of bishops but by the consensus of the fidelium [the faithful].
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The Latins, while accepting these developments, in the Nicene Creed, for example, were less adventurous and so kept closer to their Jewish roots in worship and doctrine.
After a procession from four directions by representatives of the denominations to a central baptismal font, the assembly--more than 2,000 strong--recited the Nicene Creed and renewed their baptismal vows as symbols of their common Christian beliefs.
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We still honour the first of these general councils when we recite the Nicene creed.
At every Sunday eucharistic liturgy, Catholics recite the Nicene Creed.
Peter, and ultimately the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life (Nicene Creed), who, in this instance, took back the life He had given.
This is the word that challenged and consoled the People of God when, as we say in the Nicene Creed, God "spoke through the prophets." This is the word that went forth from God's mouth and did not return empty or void, but accomplished its mission of renewal and conversion (Isa.