What We Believe

//What We Believe
What We Believe2018-09-03T22:15:39+00:00

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.

Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and allies are a full part of the Episcopal Church, and they hold leadership positions in both lay and ordained orders.

We believe in change of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.

Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.

All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion, not only members of the Episcopal Church.

We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.

We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.

We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.

We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.

All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

Source Credit: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church