Denominational Beliefs

Two documents define the “official” theological position of the U.S. branch of the Episcopal Church.  Both are found in the Book of Common Prayer used during worship.

  • Concerning the Catechism
    This catechism is primarily intended for use by parish priests, deacons,and lay catechists, to give an outline for instruction. It is a commentary
    on the creeds, but is not meant to be a complete statement of belief and practice; rather, it is a point of departure for the teacher, and it is cast in
    the traditional question and answer form for ease of reference.
    The second use of this catechism is to provide a brief summary of theChurch’s teaching for an inquiring stranger who picks up a Prayer Book.