We are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion. Our liturgical worship retains ancient structure and traditions and is modern in bringing the changeless Gospel to a changing world.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church. We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and to respect the dignity of every person. Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church. We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Lay people have vital roles in the governance and ministry of our church. Men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops. 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. The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, tracing its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
The liturgy is celebrated in many countries and in many languages.The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, the Virgin Islands and others.
To bring people nearer to God and closer to each other.