An overview of an Episcopalian
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in
the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and
traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many
Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination
as deacons, priests and bishops.
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members
of the Episcopal Church.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer. The Book
of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible, and Episcopalians read more
Holy Scripture in Sunday worship than almost any other denomination in
We arm 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 arm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our dierences, always putting
the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to nd a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.