The Nicene Creed
God of truth,
your servant Athanasius
earnestly defended faith in the incarnate Word;
grant that, enlightened by his teaching,
we may confess with our lips
and believe in our hearts
the divine nature of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
your Kingdom come
on earth as in heaven.
Ruler of the everlasting kingdom,
prince of peace, champion of the despised:
you are the king;
you make a cross your throne;
you wear a crown of thorns;
you call your subjects friends.
Help us to take up our cross,
to hunger and thirst for all that is good;
then will your kingdom come on earth as in heaven.