WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
- We believe in God the Father almighty who sent his son Jesus Christ to us in human form to live, die and rise again that all who place their faith in him would be saved from sin and live forever. God then sent Holy Spirit to make Christ known to us and to give us the power and gifts to live and follow Jesus daily.
- As St. Vincent of Lerins said: ‘Then let us hold fast, that which has been believedeverywhere, always and by all. For that is truly and properly “Catholic”.’
- We affirm the Faith “once delivered to the saints” which has been sustained by the most Holy Trinity even until today. We hold that “catholic” faith as it is expressed in the Historic Creeds: The Nicene Creed, The Apostles Creed, and the Creed of St. Athanasius.
- The word “catholic,” in the early church, stood in opposition to the word, “heretic.” Those who held to the catholic or universal faith stood in opposition to those who rejected some essential aspect of that faith. That is how we understand the word “catholic” as well.
- We believe the Holy Spirit continues to lead us in bearing witness to this ancient faith because it continues to remain relevant to this day. We express it through the Creeds, by way of Apostolic Order, the use of orthodox liturgies and worship, by our evangelical witness, by a Spirit Filled and Spirit led life, and by creative applications of our Anglican expression of the “catholic” faith.
- We believe the Holy Scripture to be the Word of God and contains all things necessary to salvation.
- We hold to the seven sacraments and believe they impart divine grace. The two Dominical Sacraments are the Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. The other five are Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick (Holy Unction), Holy Matrimony, Confession (Penance), and Ordination (Holy Orders.)