Nicea

Sung by “Constantine” to the tune of “Maria” in the musical “West Side Story”

Constantine
Constantine
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Nicea!
I just had brilliant idea!
The bishops I’ll invite
And maybe they will write
A creed.
Nicea!
A council I’ll call at Nicea.
By means of politics
I’ll make those heretics
Concede!
Nicea!
Different doctrines they’ve been promoting;
Now at last we can solve it by voting.
Nicea!
They’ll never stop quoting Nicea!
Nicea!
The crown of my brilliant care-er
Because I’m Emperor,
They’ve all got to defer
To me!
Nicea!
I’ll gather the whole ecclesia,
And suddenly they’ll find
They all are of one mind.
You’ll see!
Nicea!
I can hear theologians saying:
Let’s all go, since the Emperor’s paying!
Nicea!
For unity they will be praying …
Nicea!

Author unknown, from Orthodox Sunday School. Permission pending.

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