Many churches have confessional documents that spell out, in great detail, what one must believe in order to belong to their community.
The Episcopal Church does things differently.
We affirm the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed within our worship services. But that doesn't mean everyone interprets each line the same way. In fact, some people's theological opinions are so radically different that it's a miracle that they can worship in the same pew. But miracles abound here because though we may not all agree, we still gather together and worship.
In our community, questions, challenges, and even doubts are welcome. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome here.
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands.
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 (worship) retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.
All people 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.
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.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
Our worship is shaped by the services found in the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Click below to learn more about this significant resource.
We affirm the historic creeds of the Church: the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed. Click here to read the creeds and find out more about their purpose
The Episcopal Church has maintained the sacramental practices of the historic Christian faith. Click below for more information.
We are a part of the Diocese of East Carolina, which consists of 67 parishes and three college campus ministries and covers the area from I-95 to the coast in the state of North Carolina
We are a part of The Episcopal Church, which welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ and comprises 108 dioceses and three mission areas in 22 countries or territories.
We are a part of the Anglican Communion, which is a family of 42 autonomous and independent churches in communion with the see of Canterbury and the Church of England.
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