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Pater a nullo est factus, nec creatus, nec genitus. Filius a Patre solo est, non factus, nec creatus, sed genitus.

Spiritus Sanctus a Patre et Filio, non factus, nec creatus, nec genitus est, sed procedens.

Unus ergo Pater, non tres Patres; unus Filius, non tres Filii; unus Spiritus Sanctus, non tres Spiritus Sancti.

Et in hac Trinitate nihil prius aut posterius, nihil majus aut minus, sed totæ tres Personæ coæternæ sibi sunt, et coæquales.

Ita ut per omnia, sicut jam supra dictum est, et Unitas in Trinitate, et Trinitas in Unitate veneranda sit.

Qui vult ergo salvus esse, ita de Trinitate sentiat.

3. Sed necessarium est ad æternam salutem, ut Incarnationem quoque Domini nostri Jesu Christi fideliter

credat.

Est ergo Fides recta, ut credamus et confiteamur, quia Dominus noster Jesus Christus, Dei Filius, Deus pariter et Homo est.

Deus est ex substantia Patris ante sæcula genitus: Homo ex substantia Matris in sæculo natus.

Perfectus Deus, perfectus Homo ex anima rationali et humana carne subsistens.

Equalis Patri secundum Divinitatem: minor Patre secundum Humanitatem.

Qui licet Deus sit et Homo, non duo tamen, sed unus est Christus.

Unus autem, non conversione Divinitatis in carnem, sed adsumptione Humanitatis in Deum.

Unus omnino, non confusione Substantiæ, sed unitate Personæ.

Nam sicut anima rationalis et caro unus est Homo, ita Deus et Homo unus est Christus.

4. Qui passus est pro salute nostra ;

5. Descendit ad inferos;

Tertia die resurrexit a mortuis.

6. Adscendit ad cœlos;

Sedet ad dexteram Patris ;

7. Inde venturus judicare vivos et mortuos. 11. Ad cujus adventum omnes homines resurgere habent cum corporibus suis, et reddituri sunt de factis propriis rationem :

12. Et qui bona egerunt, ibunt in vitam æternam ; qui vero mala, in ignem æternum.

HÆC est Fides Catholica, quam nisi quisque fideliter firmiterque crediderit, salvus esse non poterit.

TRACTATUS.

TRACTATUS.

THE preceding Documents exhibit the Creed as it was professed in the Eastern and Western Churches respectively antecedently to the close of the fifth century, though yet the Creeds of Nicea and Constantinople, Eastern as they are in origin and in type, are Creeds of the Church Universal. The Treatises which follow are Commentaries upon the Creed by writers of both divisions of the Church.

I. The first, on the Creed of Jerusalem, is from the Catechetical Lectures of St. Cyril, which were delivered by him, then a presbyter, and soon afterwards bishop of that Church, to the Catechumens whom he was preparing for baptism. Cyril goes over the Creed twice in these Lectures, the first time in a summary way in a single lecture, afterwards at length and in detail throughout several. It is the former of these which is here given.

St. Cyril's Lectures were delivered in the year 348.

II., III. St. Augustine belonged to the Church of Western Africa. He was born at Tagaste in Numidia, A.D. 354; was baptized by St. Ambrose at Milan, on Easter Eve, 387; was ordained a presbyter of the Church of Hippo Regius, in Numidia, in 390; and five years afterwards was consecrated bishop of the He died August 28, A.D. 430.

same.

Of the two treatises here given, the former is, as he

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