We Believe, Teach & Confess
We believe, teach and confess historic Christianity as revealed in the Holy Scriptures and summarized in the three Ecumenical Creeds (see Article 8: Of The Three Creeds in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion):
To the three Ecumenical Creeds, we also include the Definition of Chalcedon (AD 451), which summarizes the truth of the person and natures of Jesus Christ.
We believe, teach and confess historic Christianity as revealed in the Holy Scriptures and summarized in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571. We also uphold the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as a true and authoritative standard of worship and prayer as well as the classic Anglican Ordinal as an authoritative standard of clerical orders.
We wholeheartedly embrace the Jerusalem Declaration, the founding declaration of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (GAFCON), and the Theological Statement of the Common Cause Partnership—the precursor to the Anglican Church in North America.
Also, for catechetical purposes, we utilize (where appropriate) the Three Forms of Unity:
We believe, teach and confess the Five Solas of the Reformation:
- Sola Scriptura ("Scripture alone")*
- Sola Fide ("through faith alone")
- Sola Gratia ("by grace alone")
- Solus Christus ("in Christ alone")
- Soli Deo Gloria ("glory to God alone")
*NOTE: “Sola Scriptura” means the Scriptures alone serve as the final, sufficient, inerrant [does not err] and infallible [cannot err] rule of faith and practice.