About Us: Our Beliefs
- As Episcopalians, we believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
- We are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in God the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
- The Episcopal Church is a safe and welcoming community of faith to all including those in the LGBTQ community.
- The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
- We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
- Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.
- Both men and women, regardless of marital status or orientation, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests, and bishops.
- We believe in the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting.
- Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
- All are welcome to receive Holy Communion, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
- We affirm that, for Christians, marriage is a lifelong commitment between two adults, regardless of gender. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce, celebrate re-marriages, and do not deny the sacraments to those whose marriages have ended.
- We affirm the role of individual conscience, informed by scripture and tradition, in ethical matters where people can reasonably disagree.
- We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
- The Episcopal Church has members in the United States and the territory of Puerto Rico; and also in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Venezuela, Curacao, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Taiwan, the Virgin Islands, and many European nations.
- All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
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