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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:


  • Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God. He died and was resurrected from the dead.


  • Jesus provides the way of eternal life for those who believe.


  • God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit, are one God, and are called the Holy Trinity.


  • The Old and New Testaments of the Bible were written by people "under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit." 


  • The two great sacraments are Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist.


  • Other sacramental rites are confirmation, ordination, marriage, reconciliation of a penitent, and unction.


  • Belief in heaven, hell, and Jesus' return in glory.


  • Emphasis on living out the Great Commandment to love God and neighbor fully, as found in the Gospel of Matthew 28:18-20


The full catechism can be found in the Book of Common Prayer. 

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