About The Episcopal Church
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 person.
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 languages.
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests, and bishops.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, placing the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
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.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.