Our Beliefs

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We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written and to contain all things necessary to salvation.

The Creeds

The core of what we believe the Bible teaches is found in the Nicene Creed, an ancient and universal statement of orthodox Christian faith:

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

In addition the Nicene Creed, we also affirm the Apostles and Athanasian Creeds. These three make up the historic creeds of the Catholic (universal) Church.

The Anglican Tradition

We affirm the 39 Articles of Religion (a statement from the English Reformers addressing theological issues that were particularly pressing in their time).

We also affirm the theology expressed in the Ordinal (forms for ordaining Bishops, Priests, and Deacons) and liturgies found in the Book of Common Prayer, 1662.