What we believe

The basics of our beliefs and practices

The [national] Episcopal Church's website has a nice section about "What We Believe" that covers many aspects of Episcopal belief and practice. We'll try to summarize/quote parts of it here, but the curious may want to explore that page as well.

  • We believe in a "loving, liberating, life-giving God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

  • We believe in "following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world."

  • We believe in the Holy Bible as "containing all things necessary for salvation. "

  • Our basic beliefs have been stated by the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.

  • We view Sacraments as "outward signs of inward spiritual grace."

For specifics, you can find our answers to common questions here. The Diocese of Ohio also has a helpful FAQ about different aspects of Episcopal belief and practice.

Additional Resources

  • The Episcopal Church's "Outline of the Faith" (or the Catechism) concisely addresses in question/answer format the essential truths of the Christian faith and how Episcopalians live those truths.

  • The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer contains both Sunday morning liturgies and prayers for personal devotion. It's a spiritual treasury and one symbol of our unity as a church.