As Anglicans, we are part of a global communion of churches established over the centuries by the Church of England. The word Anglican actually means “of England.” As British Anglicans, compelled by the word of God and the Holy Spirit, took their faith around the world, churches were established on every continent and in many nations and are now referred to as the Anglican Communion.
The Anglican Communion is the third largest body of Christians in the world, and Earth’s largest Protestant denomination. It is one of the most active, growing, and fruitful fellowships of churches on the planet. In North America, new Anglican congregations areare emerging as an unexpected and amazing worldwide movement of God.
Anglicans have always sought to worship God faithfully with living forms of worship. Therefore, our services and liturgies mirror the worship of the ancient apostolic church while incorporating the common language and culture of the communities in which they are practiced. Furthermore, Anglicans incorporate both ancient sacramental practices as well as visual symbols to celebrate the certainty of our faith and the mysteries of God. Together, sacrament, symbol and word, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, connect our senses with our minds and hearts.
In order to remain true to the teachings of Christ and the Apostles, Anglicans have historically upheld the Holy Scriptures as God’s Word. Our understanding of Christian doctrine is expressed historically in the great creeds of the Church, doxologically in the services and liturgies contained in the Book of Common Prayer, and propositionally in the Thirty Nine Articles of Religion.
We celebrate the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as commanded by Jesus and we uphold the historic order of Bishops, Presbyters and Deacons in the administration of the church’s life and mission.
It is an exciting time to be Anglican and to be planting an Anglican church. Those of us gathered here at Holy Trinity, without ambivalence, embrace that we have been called to be followers of Jesus Christ in this tradition. We have a deep sense that God is calling us to live more faithfully and trust him more genuinely than ever.
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Book of Common Prayer Daily Readings:
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Lectionary Readings used on Sundays
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