I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten,
Begotten of the Father before all ages,
Light of Light, True God of True God, Begotten, not made;
of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made:
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was
incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man;
And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried;
And rose again on the third day, according to the Scriptures;
And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father;
And shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead,
Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life,
Who proceedeth from the Father,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets;
In One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the age to come. Amen.
In the spring of 2010, the TV news magazine "60 Minutes" aired an extensive interview with His All Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Despite a few inaccuracies*, the segment provides a fascinating glimpse of Orthodox Life in modern Turkey.Part 1 of the Interview with Patriarch BartholomewPart 2 of the Interview with Patriarch Bartholomew* - for example, the interviewer describes the Patriarch of Constantinople as a Christian leader in importance "second only to the Pope." In the Orthodox view, this hasn't been the case since the Great Schism in the 11th Century AD. The role of the Patriarch of Constantinople is not that of an "Orthodox Pope," inasmuch as he does not exercise universal jurisdiction over all the world's Orthodox Christians. His All Holiness is accorded a primacy of honor, presiding in love among his fellow Orthodox Patriarchs and Bishops.