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Our Beliefs

 

What We Believe:

 

The center of Episcopal teaching is the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The basic teachings of the church, or catechism, include:

  1. Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God. He died and was resurrected from the dead.
  2. Jesus provides the way of eternal life for those who believe.
  3. God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit, are one God, and are called the Holy Trinity, "Three and yet one"
  4. The Old and New Testaments of the Bible were written by people "under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit." The Apocrypha are additional books that are used in Christian worship, but not for the formation of doctrine.
  5. The two great and necessary sacraments are Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist.
  6. Other sacramental rites are confirmationordinationmarriagereconciliation of a penitent, and unction.
  7. Belief in heavenhell, and Jesus' return in glory.
  8. Emphasis on living out the Greatest Commandment to love God and neighbor fully, as found in the Gospel of Matthew 22:36-40
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