Ecumenical creeds: Difference between revisions

Where is the Chalcedonian Creed more commonly used than the Athanasian Creed? This isn't true.
(Where is the Chalcedonian Creed more commonly used than the Athanasian Creed? This isn't true.)
[[File:Creed icon (Russia, 17 c.).jpeg|thumb|Russian [[icon]] representing the [[Nicene Creed]]. 7th century.]]
'''Ecumenical creeds''' is an [[umbrella term]] used in the [[Western Church]] to refer to the [[Nicene Creed]], the [[Apostles' Creed]], the [[Chalcedonian Creed]] and, less commonly, the [[Athanasian Creed]]. The ecumenical [[creed]]s are also known as the '''universal creeds'''. These creeds are accepted by almost all mainstream [[Christian denominations]] in the West, including [[Calvinism|Reformed]] churches, the [[Catholic Church|Roman Catholic Church]], [[Anglicanism|Anglican]] churches and [[Lutheranism|Lutheran]] churches.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Fongemie|first1=Pauly|title=Three Catholic Creeds|url=http://www.catholictradition.org/Tradition/creeds.htm|website=www.catholictradition.org|publisher=Catholic Tradition|accessdate=3 April 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Creeds and Authorized Affirmations of Faith|url=https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/newpatterns/contents/sectione.aspx|website=www.churchofengland.org|publisher=Church of England|accessdate=3 April 2017|language=en}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Creeds and Confessions|url=https://www.rca.org/rca-basics/creeds-and-confessions|website=www.rca.org|publisher=Reformed Church in America|accessdate=3 April 2017|language=en}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=The Three Ecumenical Creeds - Book of Concord|url=http://www.bookofconcord.org/creeds.php|website=www.bookofconcord.org|publisher=KNF & Associates|accessdate=3 April 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Scriptures, Creeds, Confessions|url=https://www.elca.org/en/Faith/ELCA-Teaching/Scripture-Creeds-Confessions|website=ELCA.org|publisher=Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|accessdate=3 April 2017|language=en}}</ref> Many [[Methodism|Methodist]] churches accept the Nicene Creed and Apostles' Creed.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://lamar.colostate.edu/~grjan/methodist_creedal_church.html |title=Is the United Methodist Church a Creedal Church? by G. Richard Jansen |publisher=Colorado State University |accessdate=2007-06-24 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20071020044858/http://lamar.colostate.edu:80/~grjan/methodist_creedal_church.html |archivedate=2007-10-20 |df= }}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Guiding Theological Principles {{!}} The World Methodist Conference|url=https://worldmethodistconference.com/guiding-theological-principles/|website=www.worldmethodistconference.com|accessdate=3 April 2017}}</ref>
 
The [[Eastern Orthodox Church]] accepts the Nicene Creed,<ref>{{cite web|title=The Nicene Creed|url=http://www.orthodoxprayer.org/Creed.html|website=www.orthodoxprayer.org|accessdate=3 April 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=The Nicene Creed - Personal and Devotional Prayers - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|url=https://www.goarch.org/-/the-nicene-creed|website=www.goarch.org|publisher=Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America|accessdate=3 April 2017}}</ref> but does not use the Apostles' Creed or the Athanasian Creed.
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