The Nicene Creed is the symbol of our faith as Christians. As a faithful universal (Catholic) CHRISTIAN however, I am concerned about where the source and summit of our faith [Catechism, 1324-1327], the Lord in the Eucharist, is in the Creed? Where does it state “I believe that Jesus Christ is present, body, blood, soul and divinity in the Eucharist”? It does not.
Or does it?
The Creed states:
“…For us men and our salvation, He came down from Heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man….
…I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life…”
Both statements imply, but do not state our belief in the source and summit of our faith.
Why is such an important element of our faith not clearly called out in the Creed? Does anyone want to guess?
Well, here’s the answer: if you don’t believe what you already cite in the Creed, you are not going to believe in the Lord’s presence anyway. Go and pray on it.