Faith

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In keeping with Anglican tradition, we do not profess our own, peculiar gospel. Rather, we profess “mere Christianity,” what Christians have professed throughout history and across the globe:

 

  • We believe in God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Out of love for us, God sent his Son Jesus Christ to share our human nature, to live, die and be resurrected, in order to rescue us and reconcile us to God as members of a new community, the Church.

 

  • We hold the Holy Scriptures to be God-inspired and the rule and ultimate standard of faith.

 

  • We embrace the teachings of the Early Church, the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church.

 

  • We affirm to the historic Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed as summaries of the Christian faith.

 

  • We gladly accept the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations, to seek those who do not know Christ and to baptize, teach and bring new believers to maturity.

 

  • We organize our common life around the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.

 

For further information about how we understand Christian faith, read The Book of Common Prayer (the collects, the Baptismal Covenant, the Penitential Order, the Great Thanksgiving, and the opening address of the Marriage service), the Catechism: An Outline of the Faith, and the Articles of Religion.

 

Also, we would commend:

“Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. Tradition lives in conversation with the past, while remembering where we are and when we are and that it is we who have to decide."
         -- Jaroslav Pelikan