As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our
Lord, and believe inthe Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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,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 tracesits heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions,
and is celebrated inmany languages.
We welcome men and women, married or celibate, to be
ordained as bishops,priests, and deacons.
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 membersof the Episcopal Church.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and
Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after
divorce and do not denythe sacraments to those who have been divorced.
We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters
of personalinformed conscience.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always puttingthe work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the