WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in the One God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the creator and preserver of all that is, seen and unseen. Jesus Christ is the only and eternal Son of God, begotten before all ages. He was born as a human being of the blessed Virgin Mary. We believe that only through Jesus is the full revelation of God given to man and that we have the awesome responsibility to preach the Good News of salvation to all people.
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the authentic record of God’s revelation to man, a revelation that is valid for all men and all time. In the Bible we have God’s revelation of Himself, His saving activity, and His moral demands. We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16).
♰THE SUFFICIENCY OF HOLY SCRIPTURE FOR SALVATION
So that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture we do understand those canonical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.
♰ANGLICAN CATHOLIC FAITH
We believe the Anglican Catholic Faith as set forth in the three recognized Creeds of the Undivided Church: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Creed of St. Athanasius. We receive and believe them in the sense they have had always in the Catholic Church.
We hold to the seven Sacraments of Grace, namely, the Sacraments of:
By means of water and in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19) conveys a new birth (John 3:5, Romans 6:4) and forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21). Confirmation: Conveys the strengthening gifts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17, 19:1-7).
Also called the Lord’s Supper, the Holy Eucharist, the Divine Liturgy and the Mass, was instituted by our Lord at the Last Supper when He said, “Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:24, Matthew 26:20-28, Luke 22:14-20). By this sacrament He feeds His people His body and blood (John 6:41-59).
Is the union of one man and one woman for life before God.
Denote the Apostolic Ministry of bishops, priest and deacons, instituted by Christ, and male in character (John 20:19-23, Matthew 16:18, Acts 6:1-6).
Conveys the forgiveness of sins (John 20:23, James 5:16) and the assurance of that forgiveness. Unction of the Sick: Is the anointing with oil for healing of the body, mind, and soul (James 5:14, Mark 6:13).
We believe the sacraments of the Church to be objective signs of Christ’s continued presence and saving activity among us. We believe in the holy sacrifice of the Mass and that the body and blood of Christ is truly and really present in the Holy Eucharist.
God has provided for his Church a ministry in unbroken succession from the Apostles. We hold that the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons consist exclusively of men in accordance with Christ’s will and institution. There are many other forms of ministering in the Church open to female and male laypersons.
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
We believe in the sanctity of human life and that life begins at the moment of conception.
THE CHURCH’S DUTY
Her members are to bear witness to Christian morality, to follow it in their lives, and to reject the false standards of the world.