The Episcopal Church
We as Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and three mission areas in 22 nations or territories. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.”
As part of that mission, we’re following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We seek every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
Our Presiding Bishop, The Most Reverend Michael Curry, has set some goals and initiatives for us as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We're focusing on these specific priorities:
Listen for Jesus’ movement in our lives and in the world. Give thanks. Proclaim and celebrate it! Invite the Spirit to do the rest.
Embody the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus with each other.
Encounter and honor the face of God in creation.
The Episcopal Church is organized into dioceses, but what is a diocese? A diocese is the territorial jurisdiction of a diocesan bishop. The term also refers to the congregations and church members of the diocese. As the Church expanded out from the great cities of the Roman empire, it adopted the use of the word "diocese," and ecclesiastical dioceses tended to correspond to civil…Read More »