Our Beliefsthe faith of ages
What is Anglicanism?
This Church holds the Faith as once delivered to the saints, and as transmitted through the Church of England, especially as articulated in her Reformation heritage, the range of her Anglican divines, and as deposited in the founding principles of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Furthermore, this Church receives Holy Scripture as the Word of God. We affirm the three ancient creeds, commonly known as the Nicene, Apostles’ and Creed of Athanasius, the dogmatic definitions of the first four ecumenical councils of the undivided church and The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion in their 1801 form. Beginning with the Declaration of Principles at the time of her founding, this Church has adopted several doctrinal declarations and affirmations which are consistent with the above authorities.
“What Do I Need to Know about the Anglican Church?” (Christianity.com)
A History of Faith
Throughout its history the Anglican tradition, and its mother the Church of England, has been a witness to the faith once delivered to the saints. From the ancient times thousands of years ago, down to the middle ages, the 1500s Reformation, and into the modern day, to be an Anglican has been a mark of adhering to Scripture, proclaiming the Gospel, and working out our salvation with fear and trembling in the communion of Saints.
The Rock of Faith
The Anglican doctrine is founded on the solid and permanent rock of sacred Scripture, in the witness of the Church Fathers, and the great Christians throughout the centuries. To be an Anglican is to be deep into history, in love with the Sacred Word, and living out a life that strives for holiness in today’s troubled world.
A worship based around the Liturgy puts us on a spiritual journey sometimes described as “the heart surgery of the soul.”
The Sacraments and other holy Ordinances provide God’s grace as we hope, and strive, and yearn for the life beyond this veil of tears, into a communion with God eternal, in the life everlasting.