We are a sacramental Church:
Baptism: by water and in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19) makes us new creatures. (John 3:5; Romans 6:4) and conveys grace and forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21).
The Holy Eucharist: also called the Lord's Supper, the Holy Communion, and the Divine Mystery, was instituted by our Lord at the Last Supper when He said: “This is my body which is given for you....This is my blood of the New Testament...As oft as ye do this do it in remembrance of Me. (I Corinthians 11:24; Matthew 26:20- 28; Mark 14: 17-25; Luke 22:14-20) and by which He strengthens His people with His Body and Blood (John 6:41-59).
Confirmation: conveys the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and is administered through the laying on of hands by the Bishop. (Acts 8:14-17; 19:1-7; Ephesians 1:13).
Penance: conveys the acceptance of the forgiveness of our sins. (John 20:23; James 5:16). Unction: is the anointing with oil and praying for healing of the sick (physically and spiritually). (James 5:14; Mark 6:13).
Holy Matrimony: is the union of one man and one woman for life before God. This relationship, Saint Paul tells us, is like unto Christ and His Church (Ephesians 5:31-32).
Holy Orders: denote the Apostolic Ministry of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, instituted by Christ and male in character. (John 20:19-23; Matthew 16:18-19; 18:18; Acts 6.1-6).
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments is the authentic record of God's revelation of Himself, His saving activity, and moral demands - a revelation valid for all people and for all time.
We believe that genuine faith requires action on a day to day basis; both in terms of spiritual life and development and in terms of interactions with, and service to, others.
We are a liturgical Church, worshipping from The Book Of Common Prayer, along with Anglicans from 1549 to the present time. The Book Of Common Prayer connects us in prayer with even more ancient liturgies back to the early Church.
We are an episcopal Church: Our Lord commissioned the Apostles and their successors, today's Bishops, to proclaim His work of salvation which He accomplished on Calvary. When Anglicans speak of Apostolic Succession, we mean an unbroken line of consecrations and commissions from our Lord to present day bishops, continuing the same teaching and ministry established by Jesus Christ.
I believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
I 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.
I 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.
I 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.
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