We proclaim the central tenet of our faith: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. We profess our faith using the ancient creeds of the church: the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. We believe in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the communion of saints, including a special place for Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Historically, our beliefs have also been influenced by the Protestant Reformation and affirm that salvation is by God’s grace though faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Old and New Testaments contain all things necessary for salvation.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
(BCP, p. 96)