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'''Ecumenical creeds''' is an [[umbrella term]] used in [[Lutheranism|Lutheran tradition]] to refer to three [[creed]]s: the [[Nicene Creed]], the [[Apostles' Creed]] and the [[Athanasian Creed]]. These creeds are also known as the catholic or universal creeds.<ref name=Concord>{{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 name=ELCA>{{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>
 
These creeds are accepted by almost all mainstream [[Christian denominations]] in the West, including Lutheran, [[Calvinism|Reformed]], [[Catholic Church|Catholic]], and [[Anglicanism|Anglican]].<ref name=Concord/><ref name=ELCA/><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> 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 |deadurlurl-status=yesdead |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20071020044858/http://lamar.colostate.edu/~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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